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Effect of Molecular Shape on Lewis Structure

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:32 pm
by KatelinTanjuaquio 1L
When drawing Lewis structures, should we be taking the molecular shapes into consideration?

Re: Effect of Molecular Shape on Lewis Structure

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:35 pm
by Aidan Ryan 1B
I think it is important to especially when lone pairs are included. However I don't think the drawings need to be 3D.

Re: Effect of Molecular Shape on Lewis Structure

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:36 pm
by Nicoline Breytenbach 3D
Not really, Lewis structures are 2-dimensional models and thus couldn't perfectly represent a 3-dimensional molecular shape.

Re: Effect of Molecular Shape on Lewis Structure

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:04 pm
by spark99
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.