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(CH3)2Be

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:35 pm
by Rita Chen 1B
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.

Re: (CH3)2Be

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:38 pm
by Jessica Castellanos
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.