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Molecular shape of H2O

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 5:06 pm
by Anna De Schutter - 1A
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!
Anna De Schutter - section 1A

Re: Molecular shape of H2O

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 5:09 pm
by Ismail 1F
The form is a tetrahedral but since it has unpaired electrons, it is considered a bent shape.

Re: Molecular shape of H2O

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 9:23 pm
by Anna De Schutter - 1A
Thank you!! :)