Drawing out Molecular Shape

(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)

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Melody Zhang 3L
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Drawing out Molecular Shape

Postby Melody Zhang 3L » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:33 pm

Do we need to draw out the dashed line and bold line when asked to draw the lewis structure?

Kenan Kherallah 2C
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Re: Drawing out Molecular Shape

Postby Kenan Kherallah 2C » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:40 pm

I think you are referring to the dipole moment. I asked my TA this and she said she doesn't think so but it doesn't hurt to know it, especially for individual bond dipoles. For this, you just put the arrow to the more electronegative atom.

Neil Hsu 2A
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Re: Drawing out Molecular Shape

Postby Neil Hsu 2A » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:44 pm

No, we will not be asked to draw VSEPR models, though it does help to visualize the molecule. When asked to draw the lewis structure, the standard dots and lines are fine.

annaspain
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Re: Drawing out Molecular Shape

Postby annaspain » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:04 pm

I believe we won't be required to actually draw the models, as mentioned in lecture. You will need to know the structure name and formula (AXE) though.


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