7th Edition 2C5.A

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Jamie Hsu
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7th Edition 2C5.A

Postby Jamie Hsu » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:14 pm

On the 7th edition for chapter 2c number 5A, why is the unpaired electron on chlorine as opposed to having it on oxygen?

Lorena Zhang 4E
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Re: 7th Edition 2C5.A

Postby Lorena Zhang 4E » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:08 pm

I have the same question too. I think one possible reason would be that oxygen has a higher electronegativity, therefore pulling the electron to it. But I'm not sure if this explanation is right. I went to a chemistry drop in session today and the tutor there wasn't sure either.

Veronica Soliman 4H
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Re: 7th Edition 2C5.A

Postby Veronica Soliman 4H » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:21 pm

I think this might have to do with the octet rule, but I am not certain.

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