Shapes

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Mary Becerra 2D
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Shapes

Postby Mary Becerra 2D » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:01 am

How do you know when the shape is bent when writing out a formation?

Gurpreet Khamba 1J
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Re: Shapes

Postby Gurpreet Khamba 1J » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:06 am

It is bent and not linear when unpaired e- are present. As such, when writing the lewis structure, when the element has lone pair- e- and is connected to two other elements, you can tell it will be bent. In other words, when the central element is bonded to two other elements and has at least one lone pair.

Jordan Foster
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Re: Shapes

Postby Jordan Foster » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:07 pm

Lone pairs of electrons on a central atom will always change the shape of the molecule. Always watch for lone pairs because the overall shape and the bond angles will be altered.


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