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Alan92Truong

  • 3 years ago

draw lewis formula for CO (sry repost, deleted it by accident)

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  1. Alan92Truong
    • 3 years ago
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    umm.... i put what u had earlier, but it didnt work. doesnt carbon have 4 ve? so only four dots around it?

  2. Zanethan
    • 3 years ago
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    Yes but all that changes once C is in a compound.

  3. Zanethan
    • 3 years ago
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    what other drawings did you try?

  4. Alan92Truong
    • 3 years ago
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    |dw:1316969031199:dw|

  5. Zanethan
    • 3 years ago
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    hmmmm well i don't know what to say. Every element has to have a satisfied octet and the only way to achieve that is to have C-triple bond-O. Is there any other info in the problem? like charges or anything like that?

  6. Alan92Truong
    • 3 years ago
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    hmm

  7. Alan92Truong
    • 3 years ago
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    "Write a Lewis formula for each of the following molecules." thats all they say

  8. Alan92Truong
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    CO

  9. Zanethan
    • 3 years ago
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    hmmmmm have you discussed formal charges at all in class yet?

  10. Alan92Truong
    • 3 years ago
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    no

  11. Zanethan
    • 3 years ago
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    dang im at a loss then haha try |dw:1316969561889:dw|

  12. Alan92Truong
    • 3 years ago
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    thanks soo much, it works... i guess my prof wil go over that tmr... but yeah, thanks for all ur help :D

  13. Zanethan
    • 3 years ago
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    Haha well thats lame of him/her to have that problem and not have discussed it yet. But theres your intro to formal charges! and no problem!

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