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Naming the shape

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:48 pm
by Raquel Rodriguez
How many different shapes are their?

Re: Naming the shape

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:56 pm
by alanaarchbold
I believe there are 5: linear, trigonal-planar, tetrahedral, trigonal-bipyramidal, and octahedral.

Re: Naming the shape

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:58 pm
by Nancy Hu - 4E
There is also pentagonal bipyramidal.

Re: Naming the shape

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:23 pm
by melodyzaki2E
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.

Re: Naming the shape

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:31 pm
by Maya_Peterson1C
There are also other names of shapes when there are lone pairs such as bent, T-shaped, see-saw, etc.

Re: Naming the shape

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:37 pm
by Albert Duong 4C
Here is a chart that is quite helpful in determining the name of a shape
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Re: Naming the shape

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:08 pm
by Daniela Alvarado 3B
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?