Molecular Shapes

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Stevin1H
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Molecular Shapes

Postby Stevin1H » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:00 pm

Are molecular shapes and the bond angle only determined by the number of bonding pairs associated with the central atom of the lewis structure?

Nicole Lee 4E
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Re: Molecular Shapes

Postby Nicole Lee 4E » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:07 pm

They depend on both the bonding pairs and the lone pairs.

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Re: Molecular Shapes

Postby 904914909 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:02 pm

It is determined by the locations of the bonding and lone pairs and the repulsion associated with those electrons

Dong Hyun Lee 4E
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Re: Molecular Shapes

Postby Dong Hyun Lee 4E » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:32 pm

No because lone pairs would effect what the shape of the molecule would be. It would be both the number of bonds that are around the central atom as well as the number of lone pairs on the centeral atom.

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Re: Molecular Shapes

Postby 204765696 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:46 pm

No they're also determined by the number of bonds and the number of lone pairs on the central atom. The lone pairs are important because it makes the shape of the molecule.


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