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Arrows showing charge

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:25 pm
by Samantha Hoegl Roy 2C
In Dr. lavelles class, do we draw the arrows towards the negative charge of a molecule or towards the negative charge? The book says both way exists, so I just want to make sure I use the correct one.

Re: Arrows showing charge

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:15 pm
by madisondesilva1c
I believe that in discussion, we drew the arrows toward the net negative charge on the molecule, therefore where the stronger electronegativity is pulling the electrons, the arrow would point.

Re: Arrows showing charge

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:15 pm
by Megan Wong 4E
The arrows point towards the element that has the slightly negative charge, or where the electrons have a higher density.
For example, in HCl, H is slightly positive while Cl is slightly negative, so the arrow points towards Cl.

Re: Arrows showing charge

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:47 pm
by 2c_britneyly
The arrows should point in the direction of the atom with higher electronegativity, indicating an area with higher electron density

Re: Arrows showing charge

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:05 pm
by Jonathan Pai 2I
Some arrows have a plus sign, +, on the tail showing positive and then point of arrow is going to negative