CHM2210_Chapter%201%20-%20Supplement - C is that we have...

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Ch. 1 Weekly Review – Page 7 The structure with the + charge on the N is more stable because N is less electronegative. Since it is less electronegative, it is more capable of holding the positive charge. One point that was brought up is class was that C was more electronegative than both the N and the O. While this statement is true, the problem with putting the + charge onto the
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Unformatted text preview: C is that we have violated carbon’s octet. Remember one of our major rules; respect the octet, especially with carbon. The negative effects of carbons octet being violated far outweigh the positive effects of placing the + charge on a more electronegative atom. N O H N O H N O H N O Minor Minor Major #1 "More Major" Major #2 "Less Major"...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course CHM 2210 taught by Professor Reynolds during the Spring '01 term at University of Florida.

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