AXE Format

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Yazmin Bocanegra 3L
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AXE Format

Postby Yazmin Bocanegra 3L » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:00 am

Whenever there's only one X or one E, do we have to write a subscript of "1," or do we just write "X" and "E?" I have both in my notes and want to make sure I do whatever is preferred. Thank you!

Ronak Naik
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Re: AXE Format

Postby Ronak Naik » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:02 am

If there is only one, simply writing just the letter X or E is enough. The subscript of 1 is redundant.

andrewcj 2C
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Re: AXE Format

Postby andrewcj 2C » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:23 am

I don't think it matters, as if you don't, common sense tells you that the subscript is 1, and if you do, you definitely wouldn't get marked down for it.

Lauren Tanaka 1A
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Re: AXE Format

Postby Lauren Tanaka 1A » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:42 am

I think writing only X or E is fine when there is only one.

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Re: AXE Format

Postby KMenjivar_3A » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:05 pm

If there is only one X or E there is no need to write the subscribe 1 on it. However, if the number is greater than 1; you should write down the number.

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Re: AXE Format

Postby Kaitlyn Ang 1J » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:07 pm

And along the same thread, if there is no E, you don't have to write E with a subscript of 0, you can just write AX4 or whatever

Victoria Otuya 4F
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Re: AXE Format

Postby Victoria Otuya 4F » Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:40 pm

I think its good to write just the E if it has one lone pair. If there is no lone pair, then the E shouldn't be placed on the formula.

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Re: AXE Format

Postby CynthiaLy4F » Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:43 pm

When there is only one X or one E, writing just X or E would be fine.

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Re: AXE Format

Postby AmyL_3L » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:42 am

Writing the subscript of "1" would be unnecessary. Just writing X or E is fine.

Lauren Stack 1C
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Re: AXE Format

Postby Lauren Stack 1C » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:03 pm

I don’t believe you have to write the subscript of one. If you think about the chemical formula of a molecule, like H2O, you only write the subscript on the element that has multiple atoms present (Hydrogen), while you do not write the 1 for the subscript on the oxygen. You can apply this thinking to the VSEPR formulas. Thus, I believe writing the subscript is unnecessary and simply repeats what we already know, but if it is helpful for you, I don’t think it’ll do any harm.

claribel charway 1I
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Re: AXE Format

Postby claribel charway 1I » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:41 pm

Writing just E is fine.

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Re: AXE Format

Postby zfinn » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:57 pm

there's no need to write the "1" subscript for X and E!

Lauren Lewis3L
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Re: AXE Format

Postby Lauren Lewis3L » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:09 pm

No it doesn't matter, in the book it usually doesn't put the one. I think that is just implied that there should be a one. Obviously for the other one when it is E2 you should definitely put the number.

Sanjana Borle 2K
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Re: AXE Format

Postby Sanjana Borle 2K » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:10 pm

You do not have to write a subscript if it is just 1, it's like math.

faithkim1L
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Re: AXE Format

Postby faithkim1L » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:15 pm

When there is only an X or an E, it is implied that there is one of those.

Marykate Abad 3L
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Re: AXE Format

Postby Marykate Abad 3L » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:04 pm

You don’t need to write the subscript 1.

605136321
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Re: AXE Format

Postby 605136321 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:06 pm

You don’t have to write the 1 but if you prefer to then you can

Kehlin Hayes 4C
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Re: AXE Format

Postby Kehlin Hayes 4C » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:06 pm

Just like when writing chemical formulas the subscript of 1 isnt neccessary

AryaG_4C
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Re: AXE Format

Postby AryaG_4C » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:15 pm

The 1 isn't compulsory but I believe it depends on your preference.

Juana Abana 1G
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Re: AXE Format

Postby Juana Abana 1G » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:39 pm

You don't have to write a subscript if it is just 1 but you can if you want.

Jennifer Yang 3F
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Re: AXE Format

Postby Jennifer Yang 3F » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:11 pm

You can just write X and E without a subscript

Jasmine Summers 4G
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Re: AXE Format

Postby Jasmine Summers 4G » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:16 pm

The subscript isn't needed as it is just assumed there is only one.

Tiffany Dong_4e
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Re: AXE Format

Postby Tiffany Dong_4e » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:19 pm

Simply write the letter X or E for a subscript of 1. In addition, if it's a subscript of 0, don't write the letter.

Julieta Serobyan4D
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Re: AXE Format

Postby Julieta Serobyan4D » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:22 pm

I do not think that you have to, basically like in math.

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Re: AXE Format

Postby 305376058 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:27 pm

You can just write one X or E- it's like writing X in an equation.

Jesse Anderson-Ramirez 3I
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Re: AXE Format

Postby Jesse Anderson-Ramirez 3I » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:23 pm

The 1 is unnecessary.

pJimenez3F
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Re: AXE Format

Postby pJimenez3F » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:25 pm

the one is not needed

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Re: AXE Format

Postby jmtz1I » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:27 pm

I don't think it matters. I've seen people do both, in my plf sessions they do use the subscript though.

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Re: AXE Format

Postby PGao_1B » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:34 pm

Whenever there's only one X or one E, we do not have to write a subscript of "1" - we just write "X" and "E," respectively.

Jacob Villar 2C
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Re: AXE Format

Postby Jacob Villar 2C » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:35 pm

I think writing simply X or E would be sufficient.

Kaylee Clarke 1G
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Re: AXE Format

Postby Kaylee Clarke 1G » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:38 pm

just writing the X and the E is good enough

Matthew Tsai 2H
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Re: AXE Format

Postby Matthew Tsai 2H » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:42 pm

I think it would be okay to just put AXE and the 1s would be redundant.

kendal mccarthy
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Re: AXE Format

Postby kendal mccarthy » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:47 pm

You don't have to write subscribts for X or E if it is 1. Only for 2 and above!

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Re: AXE Format

Postby MTanikella_1K » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:49 pm

If there's only one X and E, the subscript of one is unnecessary.

Veronica Lu 2H
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Re: AXE Format

Postby Veronica Lu 2H » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:49 pm

Simply including the X and the E would suffice.


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