Molecular Shape

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RichardValdez1L
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Molecular Shape

Postby RichardValdez1L » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:18 pm

So is it like a rule of thumb that every atom should be as far from the other in determining the molecular shape?

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Re: Molecular Shape

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:47 pm

Are you referring to arranging electron density regions as far apart as possible in a 3-dimensional space?

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Re: Molecular Shape

Postby RichardValdez1L » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:55 pm

both 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional

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Re: Molecular Shape

Postby Bryan Jiang 1F » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:15 pm

Not only every atom, but also lone pairs. Both a bound atom and a lone pair are each referred to as an electron density region. So it is like a rule of thumb that every region of electron density should be as far from the other in determining the molecular shape, which takes up 3-dimensional space.

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Re: Molecular Shape

Postby Miya Lopez 1I » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:19 pm

But if you have more lone pairs, they would push the other bonds/molecules even further away from them correct? Thank you:)

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Re: Molecular Shape

Postby Jared Pagal 1J » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:21 pm

Miya Lopez 1L wrote:But if you have more lone pairs, they would push the other bonds/molecules even further away from them correct? Thank you:)

Yes, additionally, I believe that the force that a lone pair exerts on bonds would be greater than the force a bond has on another bond.

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Re: Molecular Shape

Postby Brayan Claros » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:39 pm

yes, they need to be far from each other determining the molecular shape


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