How to determine molecular shape

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Gisselle Sainz 2F
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How to determine molecular shape

Postby Gisselle Sainz 2F » Tue May 15, 2018 11:38 pm

After drawing our molecular models how do we determine its three-dimensional shape?

Eli Esagoff_1I
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Re: How to determine molecular shape

Postby Eli Esagoff_1I » Wed May 16, 2018 10:38 am

I don't think we learned this in lecture yet but I think its based on the number of bonds and what type of bonds there are.

Eugene Chung 3F
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Re: How to determine molecular shape

Postby Eugene Chung 3F » Wed May 16, 2018 11:13 am

I think we have to refer to VSEPR notation/ molecular geometry for that, which we have not learned yet in this class.

Hussein Saleh 1L
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Re: How to determine molecular shape

Postby Hussein Saleh 1L » Wed May 16, 2018 1:02 pm

We haven't really mentioned that yet. We are just learning the basics at the moment

SamanthaGrohe1B
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Re: How to determine molecular shape

Postby SamanthaGrohe1B » Sun May 20, 2018 11:04 pm

The 3-d molecular geometry of compounds has not been discussed in detail yet. I would just focus on the linearity of the compound at this point when observing interactions or Van Der Waals forces between compounds.

Brayan Claros
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Re: How to determine molecular shape

Postby Brayan Claros » Sun May 20, 2018 11:35 pm

What does it mean the electrons in the control atom ?


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