Difference between molecular and electron geometry?

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veneziaramirez 3I
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Difference between molecular and electron geometry?

Postby veneziaramirez 3I » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:59 pm

What is the difference between electron and molecular geometry?

Srbui Azarapetian 2C
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Re: Difference between molecular and electron geometry?

Postby Srbui Azarapetian 2C » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:45 am

Electron geometry describes the arrangement of electron groups. Molecular geometry describes the arrangement of atoms, excluding lone pairs. For example, in the case of a trigonal planar shape as defined by electron geometry, there are three bonds. If atoms are bonded at all three locations, the molecular shape is also called trigonal planar. However, if atoms are bonded at only two of the three pairs of electrons, leaving a free pair, the molecular shape is called bent.

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Re: Difference between molecular and electron geometry?

Postby Pipiena Malafu 3J » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:19 am

Essentially, electron geometry includes lone pairs while molecular geometry excludes lone pairs in the VSEPR chart.

Anokhi Patel 2B
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Re: Difference between molecular and electron geometry?

Postby Anokhi Patel 2B » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:28 pm

How do we know when the structure doesn't have an ED and when it is just the molecular geometry?


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