AXE Notation and Shape

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KC Navarro_1H
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AXE Notation and Shape

Postby KC Navarro_1H » Sat May 26, 2018 10:15 pm

On Friday we learned that AX4E corresponds to the see-saw shape, etc. Is the AXE notation an identifier for every possible molecular shape? Additionally, are double/triple bonds taken into account when writing the AXE notation?

AnthonyDis1A
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Re: AXE Notation and Shape

Postby AnthonyDis1A » Sun May 27, 2018 8:22 am

For me, it also helped to know the amount of lone pairs/bonding atoms that each shape had. For example, the seesaw shape has 4 bonded atoms and 1 lone pair on the central atom, for a total of 5 atoms total in the molecule.

sharonvivianv
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Re: AXE Notation and Shape

Postby sharonvivianv » Sun May 27, 2018 12:08 pm

Yes, the AXE notation will tell you the molecular structures.

Luis Torres 1C
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Re: AXE Notation and Shape

Postby Luis Torres 1C » Sun May 27, 2018 2:52 pm

The number of single/double/triple bonds are not taken account in the AXE notation. All that is considered is the number of atoms bonded around the central atom (whether that be single, double, triple) denoted by X, and the number of lone pairs denoted by E.

paulacamara1E
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Re: AXE Notation and Shape

Postby paulacamara1E » Sun May 27, 2018 8:16 pm

Orher than knowing how to write the AXE notation are there any other ways we could be tested on this concept on the final?


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