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Naming Structures

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:18 pm
by Natalie_Martinez_1I
Is there an easy trick to memorizing the names of molecular structures?

Re: Naming Structures

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:22 pm
by Aryana Nazem 1A
I do not think we will need to know how to name molecular structures for the final, however I could be wrong.

Re: Naming Structures

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:30 pm
by alexagreco1A
Did you mean with the VSEPR model? If so, I do not think there is a trick but many are self-explanatory just by looking at the shape and the amount of bonds/lone pairs. (i.e. angular is similar to linear but slightly bent, T-shaped looks like a "T")

Re: Naming Structures

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:44 pm
by Elizabeth Parker 1K
Yeah for the VSEPR model the best way is just to memorize the shapes and know the difference between the ones with lone pairs and how that changes the angle and subsequently the shape. Make a chart with all of the VSEPR formulas and the shapes and angles and that should help.

Re: Naming Structures

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:24 pm
by LilianKhosravi_1H
you could either memorize the VSEPR formulas and their shapes or you could draw the lewis structure and figure out the shape based on its number of bonds and lone pairs.

Re: Naming Structures

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:51 pm
by Phil Timoteo 1K
I don't think we have to know this for the final. But the best way for the VESPR formulas and their shapes.

Re: Naming Structures

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:52 pm
by Phil Timoteo 1K
I don't think we have to know this for the final. But the best way for the VESPR formulas and their shapes.

Re: Naming Structures

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:58 pm
by Tiffany Tufenkjian 1E
probably just to familiarize yourself with the names and their corresponding shapes

Re: Naming Structures

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:03 pm
by Anthony Mercado 1K
Also, just to be clear, when asked to name the VSEPR shape of a molecule, that would not be the same as asking to name the molecular shape of a molecule? *This would revolve around not counting in the lone pairs for the molecular shape. Also, which one of these two are we most likely to be asked to find?