Seesaw shape

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Deepika Pugalenthi 1A
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Seesaw shape

Postby Deepika Pugalenthi 1A » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:55 pm

Do molecules usually have the seesaw shape when they have one lone pair?

Nicholas Carpo 1L
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Re: Seesaw shape

Postby Nicholas Carpo 1L » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:10 pm

Molecules have the see-saw shape if they have the AX4E VSEPR notation which means they have 4 bonding pairs and 1 lone pair around the central atom.

Riya Shah 4H
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Re: Seesaw shape

Postby Riya Shah 4H » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:04 pm

Yes, molecules with see-saw shape usually have lone pairs.

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