Molecular Shape

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Molecular Shape

Postby 305113590 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:20 pm

Why does shape matter more than electron geometry? And a following question, how does this relate to hybridization?

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Re: Molecular Shape

Postby 404905747 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:28 pm

I think that shape matters more because the electron geometry is just a way for us to see it on paper, but the shape is the actually position in space. Im not sure about the hybridization part.

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Re: Molecular Shape

Postby ryanhon2H » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:33 pm

I think that molecular shape is important in relation to biology, for example proteins get their function from their shape, so that's why the actual physical shape is more important than the electron geometry.

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Re: Molecular Shape

Postby almaochoa2D » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:36 pm

the molecular shape helps more because it shows the actual arrangement of the atoms where as the geometry just says how many bonds or regions of bonds around the central atom. The geometry doesn't include lone pairs.

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Re: Molecular Shape

Postby deepto_mizan1H » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:47 pm

Shape of molecules acts as a big character of the compound, especially in biological systems where form equals function and other principles can determine the reactivity and action. For example, certain prion diseases can be from benign ones unfolding or folding in a different state, causing lethal side effects.

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