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Maldonado3K
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3.53

Postby Maldonado3K » Fri May 18, 2018 2:02 am

For this problem, we are asked to identify the structure with the lowest energy. Does this mean the structure that has formal charges closest to zero?

Bree Perkins 1E
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Re: 3.53

Postby Bree Perkins 1E » Fri May 18, 2018 9:06 am

Yes, If I am not mistaken that is what the problem is asking. The closest one to 0 is more stable, so it is less likely to be very reactive.

Isabel Jabara 1C
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Re: 3.53

Postby Isabel Jabara 1C » Fri May 18, 2018 9:22 pm

Yes. The overall formal charge for all of them are zero, so you have to look at the formal charges for each individual atom. Then choose the one that has formal charges closest to zero because that one is the most stable.

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Re: 3.53

Postby Nandhini_2K » Fri May 18, 2018 9:52 pm

Yes, that is correct. The formal charge as close to zero as possible and is not canceling out each other.

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Re: 3.53

Postby 105012653 1F » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:04 pm

Yes the closest to stable would mean zero formal charge


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