VSEPR w/ more than 1 central atom

(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)

Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Ashita Tanwar 3H
Posts: 30
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:23 am

VSEPR w/ more than 1 central atom

Postby Ashita Tanwar 3H » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:11 pm

Is it possible to use VSEPR theory with atoms with more than one central atom? If it is, how do you write the VSEPR formula for molecules with more than one central atom?

Mahir_Hasan2C
Posts: 60
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:25 am

Re: VSEPR w/ more than 1 central atom

Postby Mahir_Hasan2C » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:25 pm

I think we are supposed to say the VSEPR model per atom. For example C2H4, both labels would be trigonal planar. If it was C2H3O-, then we would label the C's as C1 and C2. C1 would be trigonal planar while C2 would be tetrahedral.

ArielKim3C
Posts: 30
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:25 am

Re: VSEPR w/ more than 1 central atom

Postby ArielKim3C » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:13 pm

Mahir_Hasan3C wrote:I think we are supposed to say the VSEPR model per atom. For example C2H4, both labels would be trigonal planar. If it was C2H3O-, then we would label the C's as C1 and C2. C1 would be trigonal planar while C2 would be tetrahedral.


I agree. During my discussion section my TA did an example for a molecule with more than one central atom and he identified the molecular structure for each central atom.


Return to “Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest