Drawing VSEPR

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Nawaphan Watanasirisuk 3B
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Drawing VSEPR

Postby Nawaphan Watanasirisuk 3B » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:10 am

Does it matter which way (horizontal or vertical) we draw the VSEPR model as long as theh indicate the same arrangement & shape? For example the one on the left shows that the O bonds are being pushed down because of the lone pair but in the solution manual the structure is as on the right.
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Sarah Zhao 4C
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Re: Drawing VSEPR

Postby Sarah Zhao 4C » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:21 am

Does not matter. All ends up being the same VSEPR structure.

It just might be easier to identify if you do it horizontally.

Michelle Fu 1H
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Re: Drawing VSEPR

Postby Michelle Fu 1H » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:06 am

To clarify further - no, there are no resonance structures when drawing VSEPR


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