Organic Molecules

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Ariana Morales
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Organic Molecules

Postby Ariana Morales » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:00 am

Is there a difference when finding the VSEPR of organic compounds different from other compounds? Any rules or exceptions?

Claire Guo 1B
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Re: Organic Molecules

Postby Claire Guo 1B » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:09 am

I believe you can just apply VSEPR regularly to organic molecules

Rithana Srikanth 3L
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Re: Organic Molecules

Postby Rithana Srikanth 3L » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:03 am

No, I think you apply the same method to organic molecules.

gwynlu1L
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Re: Organic Molecules

Postby gwynlu1L » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:17 am

I would think that the only thing you would have to consider with organic compounds is that there may be more than 1 central atom, and thus you would have to account for 2 or more shapes/structures within 1 molecule. For example, C2H4 I believe would include 2 carbons as central atoms, with both having tetrahedral shape around those atoms.

Michael_Navarro_1H
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Re: Organic Molecules

Postby Michael_Navarro_1H » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:25 pm

usually in any organic molecule, you would be asked to determine the molecular geometry of a specific atom. For most organic compounds, carbon is the central atom with a tetrahedral geometry.


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