OH2 vs H2O

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OH2 vs H2O

Postby JChen_2I » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:29 pm

Would we get marked down if we were to write H2O instead of OH2 when the central metal is binding to the O?

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Re: OH2 vs H2O

Postby Daniel Honeychurch1C » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:32 pm

I don't know if we will get marked down, but I would make sure to write it showing which atom is bonded to the central atom as the common convention.

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Re: OH2 vs H2O

Postby Jasmine Fendi 1D » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:39 pm

I don't think you would get marked down, but just make sure that you make it clear that you know that the O is the one being bonded to the central atom!

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Re: OH2 vs H2O

Postby Subashni Rajiv 1K » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:28 pm

You would not be marked down because they're interchangeable.

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Re: OH2 vs H2O

Postby Michelle Le 1J » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:38 pm

You wouldn't get marked down, since OH2 makes it more clear in which one has the bond with the central atom.

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