Does the shape that I draw the Lewis structure matter?

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tonyhu
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Does the shape that I draw the Lewis structure matter?

Postby tonyhu » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:28 am

Like say I have C02, could i have the Oxygens sandwich the carbon, as well as one above, and one below the carbon?

AKhanna_3H
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Re: Does the shape that I draw the Lewis structure matter?

Postby AKhanna_3H » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:43 am

Since we have not talked about shapes yet in lecture I would say you probably do not have to worry about the shapes of Lewis structures. Once we learn it then you will have to take shape into account.

Michelle Chan 1J
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Re: Does the shape that I draw the Lewis structure matter?

Postby Michelle Chan 1J » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:52 am

Not for now, but we probably will have to take it into account when we learn about different shapes later!

EvaLi_3J
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Re: Does the shape that I draw the Lewis structure matter?

Postby EvaLi_3J » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:02 pm

Currently, I don't think that it does, as we have not gone over the shape part yet.

Jaci Glassick 2G
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Re: Does the shape that I draw the Lewis structure matter?

Postby Jaci Glassick 2G » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:04 pm

As of right now, shape of the Lewis structure doesn't matter. As we get further along in the quarter, it will matter.

Victoria Otuya 4F
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Re: Does the shape that I draw the Lewis structure matter?

Postby Victoria Otuya 4F » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:13 pm

It matters later in the chemistry 14 series but as of now, my peer learning facilitator said its fine as it is without drawing the shape.

Destiny_Ryales_3J
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Re: Does the shape that I draw the Lewis structure matter?

Postby Destiny_Ryales_3J » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:34 pm

but what if the shape determines the kind of interactions a molecule has with those surrounding it?

Amanda Ung 4D
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Re: Does the shape that I draw the Lewis structure matter?

Postby Amanda Ung 4D » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:11 pm

There’s a bunch of shapes that we’ll eventually learn about so yes it does matter but we don’t need to worry about it now!

Sally kim 4F
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Re: Does the shape that I draw the Lewis structure matter?

Postby Sally kim 4F » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:14 pm

As of right now, we don’t need to worry about it, but later I think Lavelle will let us know what is okay when dealing with shapes.

Jessica Esparza 2H
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Re: Does the shape that I draw the Lewis structure matter?

Postby Jessica Esparza 2H » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:18 pm

The simplest answer would be yes it matters. We'll be learning more about the correct way to draw them in the lectures.

Erik Buetow 1F
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Re: Does the shape that I draw the Lewis structure matter?

Postby Erik Buetow 1F » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:37 pm

I don't think it matters that much yet since we have not fully addressed shape, but I think this will change in the future.

Viviana Velasquez
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Re: Does the shape that I draw the Lewis structure matter?

Postby Viviana Velasquez » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:42 pm

Shape will probably matter when we go over that lecture, but right now it does not matter.

Donavin Collins 1F
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Re: Does the shape that I draw the Lewis structure matter?

Postby Donavin Collins 1F » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:05 pm

As long as the electrons are correctly represented, the shape shouldn't matter for now.

emwoodc
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Re: Does the shape that I draw the Lewis structure matter?

Postby emwoodc » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:11 am

not yet, but later yes.

Megan Jung 3A
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Re: Does the shape that I draw the Lewis structure matter?

Postby Megan Jung 3A » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:24 am

Lewis structures generally depict the structure of the molecule in relation to the lone pair electrons and types of bond. The model does not cover the actual structure of the molecule. Technically, the Lewis structure shapes don't have to be representative of the actual shape of the molecule.


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