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Rita Chen 1B
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Postby Rita Chen 1B » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:35 pm

How do I know which one is the central atom? If Be was the central atom, it would be linear right? But the solutions said tetrahedral about the carbon atom so I’m not sure which one I would put.

Jessica Castellanos
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Re: (CH3)2Be

Postby Jessica Castellanos » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:38 pm

The Be goes in the middle but there are CH3 on either side of Be so the book is talking about the tetrahedral structure about the carbon atoms instead of the whole structure.

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