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Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by lilietta2000, May 13, 2007.

  1. lilietta2000

    lilietta2000 Dr.lili 2+ Year Member

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    in CO ,why is the partial negative charge on carbon instead of O???:idea:
     
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  3. laundry

    laundry 10+ Year Member

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    to satisfy the octed rule, there should be a triple bond between C and O. since O has 6 valence electrons and C has 4, then C will have a partial - and O will have a partial positive.

    Draw the structure with unpaired electrons, you'll see.
     
  4. laundry

    laundry 10+ Year Member

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    btw, nice Dali avatar.:rolleyes:
     
  5. lilietta2000

    lilietta2000 Dr.lili 2+ Year Member

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    Thanks dear laundry:)
     
  6. andyjl

    andyjl 5+ Year Member

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    with a triple bond between C and O. Both the C and the O have a lone electron pair, so how does the C end up with a partial negative charge?
     
  7. lilietta2000

    lilietta2000 Dr.lili 2+ Year Member

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    woww trhat mAkes sense!
     

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