Formal Charge

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Formal Charge

Postby 405289292 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:39 pm

Do we still need to take into account formal charge for VSEPRS? Because The expanded octet molecules seem to not do that.

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Re: Formal Charge

Postby RoshniVarmaDis1K » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:41 pm

Usually, VSEPR structures are derived from first looking at the Lewis dot structures. When constructing the Lewis dot structure, you should take formal charges into account by trying to minimize them, especially on the central atom.

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Re: Formal Charge

Postby Shrayes Raman » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:56 pm

I think you should first draw most stable lewis structure and base vespr off that

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