### determining molecular shape?

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**Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:53 pm**Hi I'm a little confused on when to know if the question is asking for a shape that ignores or includes lone pairs in its answers.

4.11 asks to give the "VSEPR formula and predict its shape" and by judge of it's answers they are taking lone pairs into consideration since the answers are a)seesaw b)t-shaped etc.

On the other hand. 4.13 asks for also the VSEPR formula and "molecular shape", however the answers are a)linear b)tetrahedral etc.

How do I know if the question is asking me to take lone pairs into account or not?

4.11 asks to give the "VSEPR formula and predict its shape" and by judge of it's answers they are taking lone pairs into consideration since the answers are a)seesaw b)t-shaped etc.

On the other hand. 4.13 asks for also the VSEPR formula and "molecular shape", however the answers are a)linear b)tetrahedral etc.

How do I know if the question is asking me to take lone pairs into account or not?