VSPER MODEL

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april_bussey_1C
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VSPER MODEL

Postby april_bussey_1C » Mon May 28, 2018 12:00 am

When determining what kind of shape an element has how do we know which resonance structure is used?

Dennisse Diaz 1D
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Re: VSPER MODEL

Postby Dennisse Diaz 1D » Mon May 28, 2018 1:07 am

I usually find the total number of electrons first and then begin to make a structure that will contain the lowest formal charge. It's usually guess and check for me.
-Guess the structure.
-Check the formal charge.
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Luis Avalos 1D
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Re: VSPER MODEL

Postby Luis Avalos 1D » Mon May 28, 2018 2:35 pm

I'm pretty sure Lavelle mentioned resonance structures don't affect VSEPR models, but lone pairs do.

Aryana Nazem 1A
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Re: VSPER MODEL

Postby Aryana Nazem 1A » Mon May 28, 2018 3:11 pm

I was wondering if anyone knew how to treat lone pairs when trying to name the molecular geometry?


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