Outline 3 Sheet Question

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Hasmik Dis 2F
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Outline 3 Sheet Question

Postby Hasmik Dis 2F » Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:56 pm

The outline sheet on Dr Lavelle's website for Outline 3 said that we should be able to draw lewis structures of inorganic, organic, and biological compounds. I was wondering: what's the difference between these three?
Also, It said we should be able to "Draw line structures of organic compounds." Can anyone clarify what this means?

Joseph Hsing 2C
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Re: Outline 3 Sheet Question

Postby Joseph Hsing 2C » Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:11 pm

Organic molecules have carbon-hydrogen bonds and these are made by biological systems, inorganic molecules don't have these bonds. Line structures is referring to the rings and lines formed by carbon chains.

Aliya 1H
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Re: Outline 3 Sheet Question

Postby Aliya 1H » Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:29 pm

For line structures of organic compounds, each point/end of the line represents a carbon in the carbon chain and then other elements will be written like in normal lewis structures, except for hydrogens attached to the carbons.

lauren_tran_1L
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Re: Outline 3 Sheet Question

Postby lauren_tran_1L » Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:48 pm

There are also different notations for double or triple bonds. See a molecule of benzene for more information. Hope this helps!


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