(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)

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Ariana Morales
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Postby Ariana Morales » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:23 pm

When figuring out the shape of a compound, is there a way to check or make sure we established the correct shape and angles of the compound or element?

Zenita Leang 2K
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Postby Zenita Leang 2K » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:56 pm

Yes, to double check you can look for any lone pairs in the model and see if there is any repulsion with any of the other bond angles.

Minsub Lee 3E
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Postby Minsub Lee 3E » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:32 am

By remembering the different shapes molecules can have, you can determine the shape by seeing the repulsion of the electrons and spreading the electrons as far apart as they can.

Ethan Yi 1K
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Postby Ethan Yi 1K » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:15 am

if there are no lone pairs, then the molecule should follow the pattern of being either linear, trigonal planar, or tetrahedral, depending on the number of bonds. if lone pairs are present, the molecule will be bent because the bonding paris will feel repulsion

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