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Odalys Cuevas 1C
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Postby Odalys Cuevas 1C » Sat May 26, 2018 11:51 pm

Can molecules have the same VSEPR formula and what would that mean for the shape, the name and the electron arrangement? Also, what is an example of this if there is one?

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Postby AnthonyDis1A » Sun May 27, 2018 8:19 am

Molecules can be in the same VSEPR category. That would mean that their bonding domains/lone pairs would shape the angles between bonds the same way. For example, CH4 and and SO4 (2-) both have tetrahedral molecular geometry.

Amir Akhavan 1E
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Postby Amir Akhavan 1E » Sun May 27, 2018 3:00 pm

Molecules can have the same VSEPR formula. This formula is very helpful in determine the shape and bond angles of the molecule.

Ashley Martinez 1G
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Postby Ashley Martinez 1G » Sun May 27, 2018 7:44 pm

If molecules have the same VSEPR formula they generally have the same electron arrangement and same shape. Knowing the VSEPR formula allows us to predict the shape, although there's still limitations when it comes to precise bond angle values when dealing with bond angles that aren't symmetrical.

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