determining shapes of molecules

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Summer de Vera 2C
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determining shapes of molecules

Postby Summer de Vera 2C » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:09 pm

when determining the shape of a molecule, do you focus on the amount of lone pairs on the central atom as well as the number of electron dense areas? I'm just confused because it seems like there's so many factors.

Catly Do 2E
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Re: determining shapes of molecules

Postby Catly Do 2E » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:48 pm

When determining the shape of a molecule, I like to draw a basic Lewis dot structure model and then use the VSEPR (Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion) theory, which states that the repulsion of the valence electron pairs is what gives the molecules their shape.

Riya Shah 4H
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Re: determining shapes of molecules

Postby Riya Shah 4H » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:08 pm

Do we learn about Molecular Orbital Theory in 14A?


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