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Offline toadesque

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Weird Lewis Structure problem???
« on: December 18, 2008, 03:12:53 AM »
Here it is:

http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/6103/fjeiejqd6.jpg

I don't understand what it's telling me to do with C1, C2, C3, etc. How do I complete this structure if I don't even know what it is?

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Re: Weird Lewis Structure problem???
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2008, 03:49:29 AM »
Add bonds - up to 4 for carbons, 2 for oxygen and 1 for chlorine and hydrogen. Then count electrons, as usually you should do in VSEPR method
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Re: Weird Lewis Structure problem???
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2009, 12:01:33 PM »
I think this should do it:

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/9168/fjeiejqd6gs8.jpg

I am not apsolutely sure about hybridisation around oxygen, it is p2 or sp3.

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Re: Weird Lewis Structure problem???
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2009, 12:56:24 AM »
a) add electrons to chlorine and oxygen atoms
b) bent triangle?
c) Op2 ?
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