CH 301 Notes 100109 - Strengths Relatively simple Most...

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Exceptions to the Octet Rule: Unexpected Behavior While O2 seems like it should be a straight forward octet rule molecule -physical measurements of its properties (para-magnetism) suggest a bi-radical structure More than eight, fewer than eight, odd # of electrons, odd behavior Lewis dot structures
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Unformatted text preview: Strengths Relatively simple Most effective at predicting bonding arrangement, bond order, molecular geometry Weakness does not allow accurate predicting of properties-need a substantial list of exceptions-conceptual bandaids like resonance structures-no information about energy levels...
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