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ChristianM3F
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Curiosity

Postby ChristianM3F » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:07 pm

Yeah, hi, just wondering if anyone would give any tips on how to draw the Lewis Structure for the chemical compound mentioned in 3F1c.
H2SeO4...
The problem never asked for the Lewis structure, but I'm just asking out of curiousity's sake:) (and plus, it'd probably really help to find the solution, I'm guessing.)

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Re: Curiosity

Postby Tai Metzger 3K » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:17 pm

Not 100% sure if this is correct, but I drew it with the Se in the middle and the O's surrounding it. For 2 of the O's I drew double bonds and 2 lone pairs, and for the other 2 O's I attached H's and 2 lone pairs.

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Re: Curiosity

Postby ChristianM3F » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:57 pm

Thanks! I should probably try doing that as well.

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Re: Curiosity

Postby KBELTRAMI_1E » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:38 pm

ChristianM3F wrote:Yeah, hi, just wondering if anyone would give any tips on how to draw the Lewis Structure for the chemical compound mentioned in 3F1c.
H2SeO4...
The problem never asked for the Lewis structure, but I'm just asking out of curiousity's sake:) (and plus, it'd probably really help to find the solution, I'm guessing.)


i would just do it over and over until the formal charges work out

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Re: Curiosity

Postby KBELTRAMI_1E » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:39 pm

KBELTRAMI_4I wrote:
ChristianM3F wrote:Yeah, hi, just wondering if anyone would give any tips on how to draw the Lewis Structure for the chemical compound mentioned in 3F1c.
H2SeO4...
The problem never asked for the Lewis structure, but I'm just asking out of curiousity's sake:) (and plus, it'd probably really help to find the solution, I'm guessing.)


i would just do it over and over until the formal charges work out


or look it up online? idk

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Re: Curiosity

Postby Sean Cheah 1E » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:22 am

Tai Metzger 3K wrote:Not 100% sure if this is correct, but I drew it with the Se in the middle and the O's surrounding it. For 2 of the O's I drew double bonds and 2 lone pairs, and for the other 2 O's I attached H's and 2 lone pairs.

Yeah, a quick Google search reveals that this is the correct Lewis structure. Now for bonus points try drawing it with its proper tetrahedral molecular geometry.

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Re: Curiosity  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:19 pm

Selenic acid is an inorganic compound with the formula H2SeO4.

Here is the structure:
Selenic Acid.jpg
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In class, when I do more acids and bases, this Lewis structure will be straight forward after I discuss oxoacids.


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