Problem: From the molecular structures shown here, identify the one that corresponds to each of the following species. (a) chlorine gas(b) propane(c) nitrate ion(d) sulfur trioxide(e) methyl chloride, CH3Cl

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(i) NO3 → nitrate ion

(ii) Cl2 → chlorine gas

(iii) SO3 → sulfur trioxide


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From the molecular structures shown here, identify the one that corresponds to each of the following species. 

(a) chlorine gas

(b) propane

(c) nitrate ion

(d) sulfur trioxide

(e) methyl chloride, CH3Cl

(i) A central N is bonded to three Os. (ii) Cl is bonded to Cl. (iii) A central S is bonded to three Os. (iv) Cl is bonded to CH3. (v) CH3 is bonded to CH2 which is bonded to CH3.


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