3D shape Lewis Diagrams

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leilawilliams16
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3D shape Lewis Diagrams

Postby leilawilliams16 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:10 pm

When we are asked to draw a Lewis diagram, do we need to know how to draw the shaded, 3D version as well?

Varsha Sivaganesh 1A
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Re: 3D shape Lewis Diagrams

Postby Varsha Sivaganesh 1A » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:14 pm

No, you can draw that if you would like to, but a regular Lewis dot structure will suffice. :) As long as you can also identify the shape and bond angles, I think you're good

Swetha Sundaram 1E
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Re: 3D shape Lewis Diagrams

Postby Swetha Sundaram 1E » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:16 pm

So we don't need to determine which bonds will be shaded or be represented by spaced lines?

Jennie Fox 1D
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Re: 3D shape Lewis Diagrams

Postby Jennie Fox 1D » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:06 pm

@Swetha No, I don't believe so.

Jordan Foster
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Re: 3D shape Lewis Diagrams

Postby Jordan Foster » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:09 pm

It seems like the best way to go about it for me is to just memorize all of the shapes and their respective bond angles, but just continue to draw the 2d Lewis structures. Just be able to recognize the patterns of relationships behind the 2d models and their 3d shapes.


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