Atoms in the same plane

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Amina Durrani 3G
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Atoms in the same plane

Postby Amina Durrani 3G » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:24 pm

How do you know when atoms will be in the same plane? And do double or triple bonds determine if atoms will be in the same plane since a molecule can't bend if it has double or triple bonds?

SarahSteffen_LEC4
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Re: Atoms in the same plane

Postby SarahSteffen_LEC4 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:27 pm

I'm pretty sure that to determine whether or not atoms are in the same plane you have to see if there is the presence of a pi bond, which results from either a double or triple bond between atoms. Otherwise, if there is just a single bond/sigma bond, the atoms are free to rotate.

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Re: Atoms in the same plane

Postby VPatankar_2L » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:21 pm

Also, if the structure contains trigonal planar or linear arrangement, the atoms involved will be in the same plane.

Chris Tai 1B
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Re: Atoms in the same plane

Postby Chris Tai 1B » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:01 pm

Even if the molecule is "bent" or "angular" the molecule as a whole should be found in a single plane. This is true for those "bent" shaped molecules, but also for molecules that are trigonal "planar" and square "planar" (the name suggests that they lie in such a plane).

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Re: Atoms in the same plane

Postby Betania Hernandez 2E » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:28 pm

Atoms will be in the same plane if they have a double or triple bond since they can't rotate due to having a pi bond. Furthermore, if they are either trigonal or square planar the atoms also lie in the same plane.


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