Molecular Shape

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Madison Hurst
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Molecular Shape

Postby Madison Hurst » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:33 pm

Why are molecules considered octahedral that only have 6 bonds?

Jerome Mercado 2J
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Re: Molecular Shape

Postby Jerome Mercado 2J » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:38 pm

There are 8 angles between 6 bonds thus named an octahedral.

Josephine Lu 4L
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Re: Molecular Shape

Postby Josephine Lu 4L » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:49 pm

An octahedral vsepr shape can be visualized as two square pyramids with their bases pressed together to form a sort of diamond shape with 8 sides.

Jonathan Pai 2I
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Re: Molecular Shape

Postby Jonathan Pai 2I » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:09 pm

Google it, Or Bing it ;), what an octahedron looks like. Outside atoms form the points of an octahedron.

Madeera_Mian_3B
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Re: Molecular Shape

Postby Madeera_Mian_3B » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:51 pm

Like the previous comments said it is due to the angles formed by the structure. It is sometimes easier to think of the structure in 3D, the octahedral structure becomes more apparent.


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