7th Ed. 2.7: Most important Lewis structure

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Julia Lindner 1I
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7th Ed. 2.7: Most important Lewis structure

Postby Julia Lindner 1I » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:40 pm

The question says to draw the "most important Lewis structure" for N5+, including all equivalent resonance structures. What does it mean by most important? Also, why is the most important structure the one with a -1 charge on the central atom instead of a 0 charge?

madisondesilva1c
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Re: 7th Ed. 2.7: Most important Lewis structure

Postby madisondesilva1c » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:53 pm

I think that this means the lewis structure with the correct bond angles and the correct number of bonds to lone pairs. Sometimes the central atom will have a formal charge that is non-zero in order to satisfy the other atoms that is bonded to.

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Re: 7th Ed. 2.7: Most important Lewis structure

Postby Mukil_Pari_2I » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:46 pm

The most important lewis structure would be the most stable, lowest energy lewis structure with the right bond angles.


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