Naming the shape

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Raquel Rodriguez
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Naming the shape

Postby Raquel Rodriguez » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:48 pm

How many different shapes are their?

alanaarchbold
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Re: Naming the shape

Postby alanaarchbold » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:56 pm

I believe there are 5: linear, trigonal-planar, tetrahedral, trigonal-bipyramidal, and octahedral.

Nancy Hu - 4E
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Re: Naming the shape

Postby Nancy Hu - 4E » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:58 pm

There is also pentagonal bipyramidal.

melodyzaki2E
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Re: Naming the shape

Postby melodyzaki2E » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:23 pm

There are images online that are seriously helpful in identifying the different shapes, I use them all the time to make sure I'm doing it right.

Maya_Peterson1C
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Re: Naming the shape

Postby Maya_Peterson1C » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:31 pm

There are also other names of shapes when there are lone pairs such as bent, T-shaped, see-saw, etc.

Albert Duong 4C
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Re: Naming the shape

Postby Albert Duong 4C » Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:37 pm

Here is a chart that is quite helpful in determining the name of a shape
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Daniela Alvarado 3B
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Re: Naming the shape

Postby Daniela Alvarado 3B » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:08 pm

in class when Lavelle showed us the tetrahedral, why couldn't we put a bond at the bottom? how does putting the last bond pointing toward us affect the atom?


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