Placement of Elements?

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Daniel Chang 3I
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Placement of Elements?

Postby Daniel Chang 3I » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:20 pm

Does it matter if an element is placed on the top or bottom when there 3 connected bonds such as CH3-?

Celine Hoh 2L
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Re: Placement of Elements?

Postby Celine Hoh 2L » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:23 pm

I don't think it matters.

Charles Gu 1D
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Re: Placement of Elements?

Postby Charles Gu 1D » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:38 pm

We haven't learned the structures yet, but placement will matter soon.

Katie Sy 1L
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Re: Placement of Elements?

Postby Katie Sy 1L » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:56 pm

we're going to learn shape soon and then the placement will matter, but based on what we've learned so far, we don't have to have a certain placement

Stephen Sirmay 1I
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Re: Placement of Elements?

Postby Stephen Sirmay 1I » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:07 am

Based on what we learned today, a central atom with 3 bonding pairs would be trigonal planar, with all elements havong angles of 120 degrees.

JT Wechsler 2B
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Re: Placement of Elements?

Postby JT Wechsler 2B » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:09 am

At this point in time, the placement of atoms in the Lewis Structures doesn't matter. It will in the future though.


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