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wedge and dash

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:58 pm
by lauraxie2e
When do I use wedge and dash to draw models? For example CH4 in class we drew it using wedge and dash, but SF6 we didn't?

Re: wedge and dash

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:03 pm
by Christineg1G
The wedge and dash would be used for VSEPR 3D structures of molecules. The wedge would be used to show that the element is sticking forward/coming towards us and the dash would be used to show that the element is pointing away from us/sticking back.
Hope this helps!

Re: wedge and dash

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:07 pm
by RichBollini4G
lauraxie3d wrote:When do I use wedge and dash to draw models? For example CH4 in class we drew it using wedge and dash, but SF6 we didn't?


The wedge and dash are used to show the VSEPR 3D structures of molecules/molecular geometry.