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Homework Question

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:56 pm
by Ariana Morales
I need help with a homework question: 2F.17
" Describe the structure of the formamide molecule, CH2O, in terms of hybrid orbitals, bond angles, and sigma bonds and pi bonds. The C atom is the central atom to which the other three atoms are attached."
How would you begin to answer this?

Re: Homework Question

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:57 pm
by sameeksha_panda_3h
The best way to start any question like this is to draw the lewis dot structure! Make sure to pay attention to how many bonds each atom has with another.

Re: Homework Question

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:41 pm
by Ian Marquez 2K
Also, like we learned in the past, make sure to account for formal charge and make sure the Lewis structure is the most stable possible. After, proceed with VSEPR and this should tell you all you need to answer the question.