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Curiosity

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:07 pm
by ChristianM3F
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.)

Re: Curiosity

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:17 pm
by Tai Metzger 3K
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.

Re: Curiosity

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:57 pm
by ChristianM3F
Thanks! I should probably try doing that as well.

Re: Curiosity

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:38 pm
by KBELTRAMI_1E
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

Re: Curiosity

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:39 pm
by KBELTRAMI_1E
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

Re: Curiosity

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:22 am
by Sean Cheah 1E
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.

Re: Curiosity  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:19 pm
by Chem_Mod
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.