HW help 6th edition 4.23

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HW help 6th edition 4.23

Postby Destiny Diaz 4D » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:39 pm

I am wondering why in the lewis structures for a) OSbCl3 and b) SO2CL2 the answer key shows O as not having a double bond with their central atoms, essentially with or without the double bond the shapes are still tetrahedral but I am curious why the lewis structures are written this way when a double bond is possible.

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Re: HW help 6th edition 4.23

Postby jonathanjchang2E » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:49 pm

The solution manual considers the more stable structure with the double bond with Oxygen but since the lesson primarily focuses on shape, they accepted both structures.

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