Naming the Shape

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Raquel Rodriguez
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Naming the Shape

Postby Raquel Rodriguez » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:08 am

What is an easy way to find the charge of the molecule within the compound without drawing the structure?

904936893
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Re: Naming the Shape

Postby 904936893 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:12 am

I would say the easiest way is just to draw out the compound, especially if it is not too large of a molecule. It's also probably the easiest way to check your answer.

Peichung Chou 1A
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Re: Naming the Shape

Postby Peichung Chou 1A » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:59 am

The easiest way to determine charge would probably be to just draw the Lewis structure and find the formal charge.

Kaylee Kang 1G
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Re: Naming the Shape

Postby Kaylee Kang 1G » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:12 am

I think the only way to really determine the shape is to draw it, so that you can visualize where the bonds and lone pair electrons are!

Lynsea_Southwick_2K
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Re: Naming the Shape

Postby Lynsea_Southwick_2K » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:35 am

Personally I have to draw out the lewis structure so I can physically see the vsepr model (the AXE form).

dgerges 4H
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Re: Naming the Shape

Postby dgerges 4H » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:06 pm

using the lewis formula can be helpful!

Millicent Navarro 1I
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Re: Naming the Shape

Postby Millicent Navarro 1I » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:32 pm

Personally, I think drawing the Lewis structure is most helpful when determining the formal charge. Visually seeing the bonds and lone pairs of each element help reassure you are calculating the charge correctly.


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