Lesson 1
Deriving Structure and Reactivity from Valence Electrons 4
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Prof. McBride, J. Michael, CHEM 125a, Freshman Organic Chemistry I, Fall 2008, YALE Open Courses: Yale University, Chemistry (Accessed 11/09/2014), http://oyc.yale.edu/chemistry/chem-125a/lecture-2 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA Professor McBride begins by following Newton's admonition to search for the force law that describes chemical bonding. G. N. Lewis devised a "cubic-octet" theory based on the newly discovered electron, and developed it into a shared pair model to explain bonding. Professor McBride shows that in some "single-minimum" cases the Lewis formalism is inadequate and salvaging it required introducing the confusing concept of "resonance."


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