Effect of Molecular Shape on Lewis Structure

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KatelinTanjuaquio 1L
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Effect of Molecular Shape on Lewis Structure

Postby KatelinTanjuaquio 1L » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:32 pm

When drawing Lewis structures, should we be taking the molecular shapes into consideration?

Aidan Ryan 1B
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Re: Effect of Molecular Shape on Lewis Structure

Postby Aidan Ryan 1B » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:35 pm

I think it is important to especially when lone pairs are included. However I don't think the drawings need to be 3D.

Nicoline Breytenbach 3D
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Re: Effect of Molecular Shape on Lewis Structure

Postby Nicoline Breytenbach 3D » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:36 pm

Not really, Lewis structures are 2-dimensional models and thus couldn't perfectly represent a 3-dimensional molecular shape.

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Re: Effect of Molecular Shape on Lewis Structure

Postby spark99 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:04 pm

Yeah, I don't you have to take molecular shapes into consideration when drawing Lewis Structures. However, I do think you should be able to recognize molecular shape when looking at a Lewis Structure from the electron density.


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