Negative electron

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Negative electron

Postby Rebekah_Park_2C » Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:01 pm

Why does the shape and angle matter in a Lewis structure? How would the angle differ in a resonance structure?

Niel Patel 1G
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Re: Negative electron

Postby Niel Patel 1G » Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:39 pm

Showing the different angles in a Lewis structure show the effect of lone pairs in a molecule. It also relays the concept of how the individual electron densities will work to create a maximum distance from each other as possible. If I'm not mistaken, the angles in a Lewis structure and resonance structure are usually the same, as the resonance structure is just a different variation of the other. Hope this helps.

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