Rotations and Shape

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Kguox1B
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Rotations and Shape

Postby Kguox1B » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:31 pm

Since we know that shape changing in σ-bonds is possible due to the rotations, will we need to know how many rotations occurred?

Yilun Ding
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Re: Rotations and Shape

Postby Yilun Ding » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:04 am

No, we don't have to know.

David Zhang 1B
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Re: Rotations and Shape

Postby David Zhang 1B » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:00 pm

I don't think it really matters since the molecule will still be the same with the same bonds.

Kguox1B
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Re: Rotations and Shape

Postby Kguox1B » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:36 pm

Thanks !

Brian Kwak 1D
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Re: Rotations and Shape

Postby Brian Kwak 1D » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:24 am

No we won’t have to know how many rotations but it is an important concept in my opinion because if a question asks how many places a ligand can bind you would have to draw the molecule out and then see how many lone pairs it has to donate to figure out if it’s monodentate, bidentate and etc.


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