Molecular shape of H2O

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Molecular shape of H2O

Postby Anna De Schutter - 1A » Mon May 28, 2018 5:06 pm

Hi!

Last Wednesday in class we said that water doesn't have a linear shape because of its two lone pairs of electrons. What is the name of a molecule that has the notation AX2E2, such as H2O?

Thank you!
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Re: Molecular shape of H2O

Postby Ismail 1F » Mon May 28, 2018 5:09 pm

The form is a tetrahedral but since it has unpaired electrons, it is considered a bent shape.

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Re: Molecular shape of H2O

Postby Anna De Schutter - 1A » Mon May 28, 2018 9:23 pm

Thank you!! :)


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