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question 4.19

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:09 am
by Karolina herrera1F
What is the lewis structure of (CH3)2 Be? I did it as linear, but in the solution manual it it says it would be a tetrahedral, why is this?

Re: question 4.19

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:40 pm
by Leah farhadi 1F
I think it means that it is tetrahedral for the C atom and for the Be atom it is linear.

Re: question 4.19

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:27 pm
by Haorui Li 1A
I think the Lewis structure of (CH3)2 Be should be linear. Beryllium would be the central atom, and it forms two bonds, one to each Carbon of the CH3. Each Carbon is bonded to Beryllium and to 3 hydrogens so it has 4 bonds.