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AX2E3 shape

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:16 pm
by Jordan_Wesson_2J
Why are molecules with this VSEPR formula linear when there are 3 lone pairs?

Re: AX2E3 shape

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:18 pm
by Sophia_Kiessling_2L
Because that is the furthest the molecules can get from each other.

Re: AX2E3 shape

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:18 pm
by Henri_de_Guzman_3L
lone pair-lone pair > lone pair-atom > atom-atom