Naming Compounds

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Joe Rich 1D
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Naming Compounds

Postby Joe Rich 1D » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:35 pm

What is the specific wording that will be used to distinguish from the arrangement of electrons around a central atom versus the name we give it? For instance, a AX2E2 molecule has an arrangement of tetrahedral and the name bent.

Dabin Kang 1B
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Re: Naming Compounds

Postby Dabin Kang 1B » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:44 pm

I suppose the arrangement containing the lone pairs is called the electron geometry and the actual shape of the molecule is called the molecular geometry.

This is a great simulation that shows both the electron and molecular geometry:
https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/mol ... es_en.html


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