Which structure?

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Which structure?

Postby SaniShabgahi3N » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:50 pm

When it asks to "draw the structure," are we expected to draw the line structure or Lewis structure?

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Re: Which structure?

Postby feodora_r_3d » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:58 pm

I think usually the question will specify if they want lewis structure or line structure. If the question did not specify, I think we are free to draw either type of structures. Like in page 22 of the organic chemistry book, when the question is "draw the cycloalkane" we can draw either the lewis structure or the line structure.

But to be safe we should ask Dr. Lavelle for confirmation!

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Re: Which structure?

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:51 am

If it does not specify, you can draw it either way. Keep in mind that organic chemistry is done using line drawings so now is a great time to get used to line drawings. It also saves you the time and clutter of having to draw all the hydrogens.

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