Thursday, December 28, 2006

Bent: 1 lone pair, 2 bonding locations


This is an example of a Bent molecule that contains 1 lone pair. The lone pair is located at the top of the molecule, forcing the other atoms to move down and create a 118° angle between them in a 2-dimensional structure. There must also be a double bond in order to complete the octect rule for the central atom. This particular molecule isSelenium Oxide, SeO2. The lewis dot structure is composed of 18 valence electrons, 2 bonding locations, and 1 lone pair on the central atom.

Examples to test your skills: SO2, SeS2, SeO2

4 comments:

E. Rodriguez said...

Need to show lone pair on your paint picture

E. Rodriguez said...

Not sure about the structure you have here. You are dealing with a metal and a nonmetal. Let's just go with covalent compounds or two nonmetals so its easier to do the Lewis structure.

Ben #40 said...

Pretty good drawing...looks like you put alot of time and effort into this one.... GREAT JOB!!

Jennifer S said...

I agree with ben about the drawing, it was a tough one!