Problem 4.3 of HW

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Problem 4.3 of HW

Postby Vanessa Romero-Campos 2B » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:55 pm

When drawing the structure of CH2F2 how do you determine what element is going to be represented by a wedged bond (black triangle looking bond) and a dashed line as opposed to solid lines? Does it matter what molecule in the structure is assigned these bonds? For example, rather than the hydrogens having the wedged and dashed bonds can the fluorine have them?

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Re: Problem 4.3 of HW

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:18 pm

Since there are two copies of Hydrogen and two copies of fluorine bonded to the same carbon, it does not matter which are placed on dashes, wedges, or solid lines. If the four constituents were all different molecules, then it would matter, and the question should specify the conformation.

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