hw 4.21 a

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Emely Reyna 1F
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hw 4.21 a

Postby Emely Reyna 1F » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:36 pm

problem 4.21 asks to write the lewis structure and give the approximate bond angle of:


I can draw the structure easily enough, with the two bonded C's in the center but I'm having trouble understanding why it is a trigonal planar, when there five bonds?

Liliana Rosales 1E
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Re: hw 4.21 a

Postby Liliana Rosales 1E » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:48 pm

It is trigonal planar because each carbon has three electron densities attached to it.

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Re: hw 4.21 a

Postby jadam_1E » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:59 pm

The shape is called Trigonal Planar because there are two center atoms, each with 3 regions of electron density. The Shape of the molecule is thus more accurately two trigonal planar shapes.

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