Attachment of anions in the Lewis structure

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Erika Beltran
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Attachment of anions in the Lewis structure

Postby Erika Beltran » Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:37 pm

When drawing the structure, how do I attach the anions? Do I just add it on to the central atom(the transition metal)? Ie., the structure of Co(en)2Cl.

Astred 1D
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Re: Attachment of anions in the Lewis structure

Postby Astred 1D » Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:03 pm

You would write the anion outside of the compound within its own brackets, like in an ionic Lewis structure. If you look through chem community, I asked how to draw a specific structure, and a fellow student made an amazing video, you should check it out.

Erika Beltran
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Re: Attachment of anions in the Lewis structure

Postby Erika Beltran » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:56 pm

Thank you so much!!


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