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VSEPR model

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:39 pm
by Anushi Patel 1J
Does anyone know why double bonds and triple bonds are treated the same way as single bonds in the VSEPR model? And even though the VSEPR model doesn't distinguish between types of bonds, do double/triple bonds actually affect the shape of the molecule?

Re: VSEPR model

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:50 pm
by ElliotPourdavoud 1A
I think it's because the electrons are still within that region, instead of it having one pair that is located there, it is two or three pairs there but they are still in that region.

Re: VSEPR model

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:44 pm
by Diana Bibireata 1B
A multiple bond is just treated as one region of electron density. The electrons in double and triple bonds stay together and repel other bonds/lone pairs as a single unit.

Re: VSEPR model

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:42 pm
by Sona Hakobyan 3J
Because the bonds are still within the same region and repel other regions of electrons.