Polarity in Molecular Shape

(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)

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Krupa Prajapati
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Polarity in Molecular Shape

Postby Krupa Prajapati » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:11 pm

Hi! I was just wondering if a molecule's polarity affects its VSEPR shape. Since the electrons are being pulled unequally, will that affect the bond angles in the shape?

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Re: Polarity in Molecular Shape

Postby allyz1F » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:47 pm

A molecule's polarity is represented in its VSEPR shape, like how a water molecule is "bent", its polarity is represented by the model having its two paired hydrogens farther from the "top" of the oxygen where its unpaired electrons that repel the hydrogens are. The resulting bond angles we learn associated with each shape are because of a molecule's polarity/unequal distribution of electrons.

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