Atoms in a Plane

(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)

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MeghetyManoyan1A
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Atoms in a Plane

Postby MeghetyManoyan1A » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:31 pm

How can you tell which/how many atoms in a structure lie in the same plane?

Jessica Lancisi - 1I
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Re: Atoms in a Plane

Postby Jessica Lancisi - 1I » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:47 pm

Based on the hybridization and pi bonds, because the pi bonds cannot rotate

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Re: Atoms in a Plane

Postby 304984981 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:50 pm

as long as the pi bond exist, the double bond(which contains pi bond and connects two atoms) can't not rotate, so they must be in the same plane.

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Re: Atoms in a Plane

Postby SammiOrsini_1B » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:22 am

How do we know when atoms are not in the same plane, and how would we express that these atoms are in different planes. Im assuming that they would be in different planes with the inclusion of a sigma bond which can rotate.

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Re: Atoms in a Plane

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:28 pm

You have to apply VSEPR and figure out the geometry around all the central atoms that exist. If two planar geometries are adjacent to each other, the atoms bonded to those central atoms would also be planar with each other.


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