Position of atoms in Trigonal Planar

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Schem_student
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Position of atoms in Trigonal Planar

Postby Schem_student » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:40 pm

Does it matter which atoms you orient where when you draw the molecular structure for a molecule that is trigonal planar?

Tuong Nguyen 2I
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Re: Position of atoms in Trigonal Planar

Postby Tuong Nguyen 2I » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:45 pm

It shouldn't matter as long as the overall structure is an equilateral triangle if you were to draw straight lines connecting the atoms surrounding the central atom.

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Re: Position of atoms in Trigonal Planar

Postby LeannaPhan14BDis1D » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:49 pm

This applies to the angles?

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Re: Position of atoms in Trigonal Planar

Postby Tuong Nguyen 2I » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:04 pm

LeannaPhan14ALec1Dis1F wrote:This applies to the angles?

Yeah this should also apply to the angles as well. Any molecule that is trigonal planar will have 120 degree angles between each pair of bonded atoms.

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Re: Position of atoms in Trigonal Planar

Postby Charles Gu 1D » Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:46 am

The orientation of a shape doesn't really matter on the test since Professor Lavelle doesn't expect us to draw the shape. He only wants to know the Lewis structures of molecules and find the shape from that.


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