Naming; VSEPR

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Naming; VSEPR

Postby HanSitoy » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:01 pm

I'm sorry, I understand that the sulfite ion has the shape of trigonal pyramidal, but can someone please explain why it is denoted as AX^5?

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Re: Naming; VSEPR

Postby mayapartha_1D » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:03 pm

The variables A and X stand for different things in the VSEPR model! Lavelle went over it in his lecture I am pretty sure, but you might be talking about some sort of exception.

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Re: Naming; VSEPR

Postby Joyce Lee 1C » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:23 pm

A is used to denote the central atom
X denotes the bonded atom
E denotes the lone pair

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Re: Naming; VSEPR

Postby Jessica Benitez 1K » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:50 am

This means that there is one central atom (A) and five atoms attached to the central atom (X^5). Since there is no E there are no lone pairs of electrons.

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