Organic Chemistry I Workbook For Dummies by Arthur Winter

By Arthur Winter

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Organic chemists use such orbital diagrams extensively to explain the reactivity of certain bonds in a molecule, and the diagrams also do a better job than Lewis structures of showing exactly where electrons are distributed in a molecule. Follow these three steps to draw an orbital diagram: 1. Determine the hybridization for each atom in the molecule. Check out the preceding section for help on this step. 2. Draw all the valence orbitals for each atom. qxp 16 5/27/08 9:53 AM Page 16 Part I: The Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry sp-hybridized orbitals and two p orbitals.

2. Draw the resonance structure, making sure you don’t break the octet rule. When you draw the resonance structure, each of the double bonds is reassigned to a different location on the ring. Make sure you don’t break the octet rule by stopping before you’ve pushed the double bonds all the way around the ring to end up at the atom that you started with. Q. Draw the resonance structure for the following compound. A. This molecule has double bonds that alternate all the way around the ring, so you can draw an alternative resonance structure as shown.

This atom has no dots because it doesn’t have any non-bonding electrons, but it has four sticks (one stick for each of the four single bonds). Plugging these values into the equation produces 5 – 0 – 4 = +1. qxp 5/27/08 9:55 AM Page 25 Chapter 2: Speaking Organic Chemistry: Drawing and Abbreviating Lewis Structures 1. Calculate the formal charge for the indicated atoms in the following structure: 2. Calculate the formal charge for the indicated atoms in the following structure: F H H C Cl F B C F O H H H N C O C H Solve It Solve It 3.

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