trigonal pyramidal

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Ruohan Sun 3I
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trigonal pyramidal

Postby Ruohan Sun 3I » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:28 pm

is it that when there are three bonds and a lone pair on the central atom it forms trigonal pyramidal structure?

Christietan3F
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Re: trigonal pyramidal

Postby Christietan3F » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:38 pm

Even if there are three bonds and no lone pair, it is still considered trigonal pyramidal, when we are talking about molecular geometry.

Julie Steklof 1A
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Re: trigonal pyramidal

Postby Julie Steklof 1A » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:41 pm

Yes, three bonds and a lone pair of electrons on the central atom results in a trigonal pyramidal shape. However, in response to the above comment, three bonding pairs with no lone pair is trigonal planar, not trigonal pyramidal.

Shreya Ramineni 2L
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Re: trigonal pyramidal

Postby Shreya Ramineni 2L » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:52 pm

Trigonal pyramidal is three bonding pairs and one lone pair.


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