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Postby asalest 2K » Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:51 pm

Hi,
Let's say for NO3, does it matter what three sides we put O around N when creating the Lewis Structure? or could it be any side?

Chloe Little 3K
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Re: sides

Postby Chloe Little 3K » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:03 pm

I think you can put them on any side, I don't think it matters.

Aayushi Jani 3A
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Re: sides

Postby Aayushi Jani 3A » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:54 pm

Yes I agree, it can be on any side. What matters is that the number of electrons add up to the available valence electrons and that the appropriate bonds are used (single, double, triple).

Lily Kiamanesh 2G
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Re: sides

Postby Lily Kiamanesh 2G » Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:01 am

Yes, I believe that Dr. Lavelle said that we will discuss molecular shapes later but that, as of now, it does not matter.

Sejal Parsi 3K
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Re: sides

Postby Sejal Parsi 3K » Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:23 am

Yes, I believe it does not matter what side you put it.

Aaina 2D
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Re: sides

Postby Aaina 2D » Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:21 am

Hi! The side doesn't matter as long as you have the correct number of electrons for each element.

aashmi_agrawal_3d
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Re: sides

Postby aashmi_agrawal_3d » Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:13 pm

I don't think the side matters. You just need the correct number of electrons and bonds.

Alex Mele 2A
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Re: sides

Postby Alex Mele 2A » Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:27 pm

I don't think the sides matter either. For NO3, the actual 3d shape is trigonal planar with three 120 degree bond angles because of electron repulsion.

Sam_Marasigan_3D
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Re: sides

Postby Sam_Marasigan_3D » Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:49 pm

I agree with everyone! You can place them on any side.

Jaclyn Dang 3B
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Re: sides

Postby Jaclyn Dang 3B » Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:32 pm

Sides does not matter as long as you have the correct number of electrons. I always try to make the lewis structure as symmetrical as possible

Crystal Hsueh 2L
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Re: sides

Postby Crystal Hsueh 2L » Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:27 pm

I believe as of right now, it does not matter. But as we start to learn about molecular shape and structure it will become more pertinent.

Siwa Hwang 3G
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Re: sides

Postby Siwa Hwang 3G » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:20 pm

I believe that it doesn’t matter where you place the bonding atoms because lewis structure is a model that we use to hypothesize the location of atoms.

Shruti Kulkarni 2I
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Re: sides

Postby Shruti Kulkarni 2I » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:13 pm

I don't think it matters at all! As long as your structure is accurate the way you put the atoms should not influence anything.


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