3D Structure

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Nicole Garrido 2I
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3D Structure

Postby Nicole Garrido 2I » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:27 pm

When drawing a 3D structure of the VSEPR model and there is a double bond between two atoms would you draw two wedges/lines between the two atoms?

Kelsey Warren 1I
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Re: 3D Structure

Postby Kelsey Warren 1I » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:44 pm

I'm pretty sure you just draw one wedge because the wedge just represents the direction of the bond rather than the bond itself.

Kate Chow 4H
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Re: 3D Structure

Postby Kate Chow 4H » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:57 pm

I agree. When drawing the VSEPR models, you only show the wedges to show 3 dimensions. The solid wedge comes towards you and the dotted wedge away from you. The bond type isn't really relevant when drawing 3D models.

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