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Laura Riccardelli
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Postby Laura Riccardelli » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:26 pm

In problem 3.61 b, how do we know that "I" has to have 12 electrons and does not follow the octet rule?

Gabriela Carrillo 1B
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Postby Gabriela Carrillo 1B » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:56 pm

In part a) ClO, I calculated the total valence e-s (13) and used a single bond, but how do we know to put the unpaired electron on chlorine and not oxygen??

Shawn Patel 1I
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Re: 3.61

Postby Shawn Patel 1I » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:43 am

In response to question 61 part b, you have to first count the total number of electrons in the molecule. Once we find that, and then draw the basic lewis structure, we can start adding on electrons to the chlorines. All the chlorines will come out with full valence shells, but we are still left with some extra electrons. These extra electrons would attach to Iodine as lone pairs. I hope this helps.

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