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Offline GuRLCrUMbS01

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lewis dot structure
« on: April 18, 2012, 07:06:58 AM »
i get the lewis dot structure but the teacher gave us this and i dont know how to answer this (picture or link below from my tumblr).


WHAT TO DO WITH THE NH2 that is connected to C??


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Re: lewis dot structure
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2012, 07:25:12 AM »
Can you start? How many electrons are in the outer shell of a nitrogen atom? Hydrogen atom? Carbon atom? How many electrons can nitrogen share with hydrogen?

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Re: lewis dot structure
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012, 07:27:36 AM »
carbon can share 4
H can 1
N can 5

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Re: lewis dot structure
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2012, 07:39:02 AM »
OK i have 2 trial answers check if its correct. I DONT KNOW WHERE TO PLACE NH2 eith or top of C or follow the question which is on the bottom.

ANSWER #1 (NH2 at bottom)


ANSWER #2 (NH2 on top)

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Re: lewis dot structure
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2012, 07:54:32 AM »
It doesn't matter - those are both perfectly adequate structures.

Later you will learn the three-dimensional geometry of the compounds and the limitations on free rotation of the bonds, and realize that no two-dimensional drawing for this compound could be truly accurate.

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Re: lewis dot structure
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2012, 07:59:06 AM »
Ok thank you so much

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