(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)
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first, identify the central atom and its valence electrons. Then, add an electron for each bonding atom, and add or subtract for the charge (- or +) to get the total number of electrons. Divide the total by 2 to find the total number of electron pairs and use that to identify the basic VSEPR shape.
Taizha 1C wrote:@Ashley, because single bonds and multiple bonds are treated as equivalent in the VSEPR model, it doesn't matter which of the Lewis Structures contributing to a resonance structure we consider.
I see. Are they considered equivalent due to a rule that explicitly states this? Thanks in advance.
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