Drawing Tetrahedral Structures

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FizaBaloch1J
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Drawing Tetrahedral Structures

Postby FizaBaloch1J » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:08 pm

When drawing the tetrahedral structure do we have to draw the black triangle or a dashed triangle to represent hydrogen bonds to a central atom for example as showed in some of the solutions in the solutions book (EX: 4.3) or can I just normally draw a straight line as the bond?

KateCaldwell 1A
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Re: Drawing Tetrahedral Structures

Postby KateCaldwell 1A » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:12 pm

We won’t be asked to draw the VSEPR models, but to know their names and bond angles. In all of our homework, we weren’t asked to draw VSEPR models, but instead, a Lewis structure.

AshleyLamba1H
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Re: Drawing Tetrahedral Structures

Postby AshleyLamba1H » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:09 am

Drawing black triangles and dashed triangles is helpful to fully grasp the shape of the structure. I don't believe we have to draw VSEPR models though. ^

Alma Flores 1D
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Re: Drawing Tetrahedral Structures

Postby Alma Flores 1D » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:44 am

No we do not need to draw the VSEPR models, they are just used to visualize the 3D structure.

MadelynNguyen1F
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Re: Drawing Tetrahedral Structures

Postby MadelynNguyen1F » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:31 am

I believe you can just draw the lines, and that the triangles and dashes were just used to help us fully understand the structure.


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