HW 2F:21a

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Doreen Liu 4D
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HW 2F:21a

Postby Doreen Liu 4D » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:59 pm

Can someone explain how to determine the shape and angle of the molecule C2H4?

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Re: HW 2F:21a

Postby alicechien_4F » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:01 pm

Most hydrocarbons are chains, so you would put both carbons as "central" atoms. Because you want symmetry, you would bond two H atoms to each of the carbon atoms. Then, add as many bonds as you need between the two carbons for them to fill an octect.

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Re: HW 2F:21a

Postby GFolk_1D » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:13 am

the shape will be trigonal planar around each C atom
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