Determining atom to double bond with in Lewis Structure

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Simone Seliger 1C
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Determining atom to double bond with in Lewis Structure

Postby Simone Seliger 1C » Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:37 am

How do you determine which atom of a compound to create a double bond? Is it the most electronegative atom?

Kahlo Baniadam 3F
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Re: Determining atom to double bond with in Lewis Structure

Postby Kahlo Baniadam 3F » Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:01 am

You should go by formal charge. For example oxygen likes to double bond so it can have a formal charge of 0


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