Terminal Atoms

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Jasmine 2C
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Terminal Atoms

Postby Jasmine 2C » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:27 am

What are terminal atoms and do we need to know about them for the final?

Michael Nguyen 1E
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Re: Terminal Atoms

Postby Michael Nguyen 1E » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:29 am

Terminal atoms are the other atoms in a molecule that are not the central atom. For example, in methane (CH4), the carbon atom would be the central atom and the four hydrogens are all terminal atoms. For the final, I guess you should know what it means, but it is something that shouldn't be too hard to grasp.

Rohit Ghosh 4F
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Re: Terminal Atoms

Postby Rohit Ghosh 4F » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:26 pm

Especially for VSEPR, we only really have to be concerned about the central atom.

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