4.25 lewis structure

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Jessica Wakefield 1H
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4.25 lewis structure

Postby Jessica Wakefield 1H » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:15 pm

Hi the solution manual shows a lewis structure for SCl4 rather than SF4 for part D. Just wanted to confirm it would be the same structure just replaced with F rather than Cl? Or would it be slightly different?

Ashley Chipoletti 1I
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Re: 4.25 lewis structure

Postby Ashley Chipoletti 1I » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:38 pm

yes, SF4 would be the same shape and lewis structure as the SCl4 as it is shown in the answer book just with F instead of Cl.

Golbarg Rahimi 3k
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Re: 4.25 lewis structure

Postby Golbarg Rahimi 3k » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:33 pm

since F and Cl both belong to the same group and are both halogens the lewis structure would be the same.

dstemp
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Re: 4.25 lewis structure

Postby dstemp » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:18 pm

In this problem, why isn't CH2Cl2 nonpolar? It seems like the dipole moments would cancel out. Do all of the outer atoms need to be the same for a molecule to be nonpolar?

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Re: 4.25 lewis structure

Postby isauramora3K » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:37 am

^ 4.25A would be polar because although the 2D illustration looks like the charges would cancel out if you view the 3D model of a Tetrahedral shape they do not.


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