Stable Lewis Structures

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Monica Habashy 3A
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Stable Lewis Structures

Postby Monica Habashy 3A » Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:27 pm

If we're asked a question about VSEPR theory but it says to draw a lewis structure, does it matter if we just draw any lewis structure of the compound? Or do we have to draw the most stable resonance structure?

Jessica Huang 1M
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Re: Stable Lewis Structures

Postby Jessica Huang 1M » Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:32 pm

It would be best to draw the most stable structure (based on formal charge).

Marc Farah 3D
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Re: Stable Lewis Structures

Postby Marc Farah 3D » Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:32 pm

I believe it is best to draw the most stable Lewis Structure. So in this case, check the formal charges on each atom to see which structure is most stable and preferred.

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Re: Stable Lewis Structures

Postby 904571591 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:48 pm

The most stable structure is needed.


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