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Lewis Structure

  1. Apr 19, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Assign formal charges to the possible lewis structures of the following and decide which structure is the most important:

    [tex]OCH^{-}[/tex]


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    3. The attempt at a solution

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    I'm wondering how can i come up with all possiblities..
     

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  3. Apr 20, 2010 #2

    Gokul43201

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    Which is more electronegative: O or N?

    Try varying the bond order between the atoms. Also, the question talks about OCH-, but that is presumably a typo. Clarify.
     
  4. Apr 21, 2010 #3
    O is more electronegative and O deserves the negative charge. Yup i got that (OCH)-1
     
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