Drawing the organic molecules

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Shreya Narain 2J
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Drawing the organic molecules

Postby Shreya Narain 2J » Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:52 pm

How exactly do you draw the organic molecules to show where the electrons are going? Im trying to understand it better so I can understand that first midterm question but I can't wrap my head around it.

chemgal4L
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Re: Drawing the organic molecules

Postby chemgal4L » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:15 pm

If you determine which atom is more electronegative, you will be able to determine where the electron will most likely be attracted to. So you draw the molecule like a lewis structure, but you will be able to see where the electrons are drawn towards.

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Re: Drawing the organic molecules

Postby vsrinivasa_3I » Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:40 pm

The arrows (especially in organic molecules) also denote places where bonds are being broken and electrons are being distributed to another atom(s) as lone pairs. So if a curly arrow is directed from a double bond towards another atom, it means that the bond is being broken and those electrons are being added to the atom that the arrow is pointing to.


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