Molecular orientation

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

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Celine Hoh 2L
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Molecular orientation

Postby Celine Hoh 2L » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:12 pm

Is it safe to assume that the sequence of the chemical formula is a correct representation of the molecular structure itself?

Example: the molecular structure of CNO- is in the sequence C-N-O since the formula is CNO-

Aaron Ang 4H
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Re: Molecular orientation

Postby Aaron Ang 4H » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:15 pm

The rule for the sequence of elements in a chemical formula is Carbon, Hydrogen, other elements in alphabetical order and if there is no carbon or hydrogen, then it is just elements in alphabetical order

Celine Hoh 2L
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Re: Molecular orientation

Postby Celine Hoh 2L » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:15 pm

Thanks! That was really helpful! But what about COOH though... is it one of the few exemptions?


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