Square Pyramidal

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kevinav
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Square Pyramidal

Postby kevinav » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:18 am

What general formula would give a square pyramidal shape? Is this shape even possible through VSEPR?

Duby3L
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Re: Square Pyramidal

Postby Duby3L » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:33 am

Yes, the shape is possible its electron geometry is Octahedral. The general formula would be AX5E because of the 5 bonds it forms and the one lone pair it has.

Cecilia Jardon 1I
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Re: Square Pyramidal

Postby Cecilia Jardon 1I » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:36 pm

They also have less than 90 degrees bond angles. :)


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