(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)
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Dr. Lavelle started going over this in lecture today. The shape of a molecule is always dependent on bonds being as far away from each other as possible. For a molecule with a central atom that has two bonds, it will be linear because the bonds will be farthest apart at 180 degrees. For a molecule with three bonds on the central atom, it will be trigonal planar with 120 degrees between each atom. And for a molecule with four bonds on the central atom, it will be a tetrahedron with 109.5 degrees between each atom.
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