(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)
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The actual structure would be 3D since molecules exist in a 3-dimensional world. All Lewis Structures are 2D forms of molecules which is why they can have multiple different structures but the VSPR models display how molecules look and function according to the laws of the physical world.
Linyu Zeng wrote:Does the Trigonal Planar structure means all the atoms are in the same plane? I'm kinda confused because Professor Lavelle added a 3-D structure of BF3. What is its actual structure? 2-D or 3-D?
All molecules are 3D. He mentions lewis structure as 2D so that we get the idea on how to draw lewis structures and how valance electrons work.
DavidEcheverri3J wrote:What is the meaning of the solid line or the dotted line on Lewis Structures that are 3D?
So I did some research on what the different types of bond drawings were and what they meant. A solid line means that the bonds are on the same plane as the paper. A dashed line means that the bond extends away from that plane. A wedge-shaped line represents that the bond is facing you.
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