VSEPR Notation

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Dayanara Ruiz
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VSEPR Notation

Postby Dayanara Ruiz » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:41 pm

Can someone explain what the "A" in the VSEPR notation AXE applies to?

Kevin Liu 3G
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Re: VSEPR Notation

Postby Kevin Liu 3G » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:46 pm

The A in the VSEPR notation means central atom. The X would be the number of atoms surrounding the central atom and E is the number of lone pairs around the central atom (A).

Ethan Mondell 1A
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Re: VSEPR Notation

Postby Ethan Mondell 1A » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:55 pm

Just to add a little more, all molecules with the same AXE formula will have the same general shape, however, they may vary slightly in their bond angles.

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