Difference between VSEPR and MOT

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SaniShabgahi3N
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Difference between VSEPR and MOT

Postby SaniShabgahi3N » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:39 pm

What's the difference between VSEPR and the Molecular Orbital Theory?

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Re: Difference between VSEPR and MOT

Postby Sylvia_Cai_3D » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:04 am

VESPR determines the shape of a molecule based on the number of electron pairs surrounding the central atom. MOT is also a way to determine molecular structure, but the electrons are not stuck in one bond, rather, they are spread out throughout the entire molecule. This is a more accurate representation of the electrons in a molecule.

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Re: Difference between VSEPR and MOT

Postby Sanjay_Kumar_2J » Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:50 pm

VSEPR is a way for one to determine the shape and the way that certain atoms bond to each other and their angles. MOT is a way to describe the valence electrons of those atoms who are bonded to each other.

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Re: Difference between VSEPR and MOT

Postby derek1d » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:53 pm

A question on notation, is there any way to tell whether an electron has a lone pair from the molecular formula? (the E in the A,X,E)


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