drawing ligands

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marcus lin 1E
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drawing ligands

Postby marcus lin 1E » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:36 pm

why did Dr. Lavelle draw some of the NH3 ligands as NH3 and H3N on the molecule?

BenJohnson1H
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Re: drawing ligands

Postby BenJohnson1H » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:41 pm

To convey that the transition metal (d-block metal) is bonding with the NH3 at the Nitrogen. They are both exactly the same.

katie_sutton1B
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Re: drawing ligands

Postby katie_sutton1B » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:05 pm

I think he wanted to show where the lone pairs on the atoms bonded together. They are the exact same, just one accurately shows the bonding.

Jonathan Cheng 3C
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Re: drawing ligands

Postby Jonathan Cheng 3C » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:59 pm

He drew the NH3 molecules as H3N because he wanted to show that the lone pair on the nitrogen bonds to the central atom

Andreana Vetus 1A
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Re: drawing ligands

Postby Andreana Vetus 1A » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:12 pm

Thw drawing of the ligands shows where exactly it is bonding to the central atom of the molecule. Hydrogen would not bond to the central Nitrogen atom, thus the arrangement reads H3N, where N connects to N.

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Re: drawing ligands

Postby Rami_Z_AbuQubo_2K » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:44 pm

He just wanted to illustrate that the central atom can connect to any one of the elements in that particular compound.

Emily Kennedy 4L
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Re: drawing ligands

Postby Emily Kennedy 4L » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:13 am

I think he just wanted to show the structure of the molecule more than the actual accuracy of the order of the elements.


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