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VESPR Theory

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:46 pm
by Aaron Ang 4H
How can the VESPR theory be used to predict the shape of the molecule?

Re: VESPR Theory

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:51 pm
by Ana Pedreros
The VSEPR theory can predict the geometry shape of a molecule by indicating the alignment of the atoms based on the repulsion among the pairs of electrons around a central atom.

Re: VESPR Theory

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:54 pm
by Zenita Leang 2K
We can use the VESPR theory to predict shapes by looking at the amount of electrons of an atom and understanding how the electrons will arrange themselves in a geometric shape since electrons will repel each other. Different amounts of electrons and bond angles will have different shapes.

Re: VESPR Theory

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:46 am
by Vy Lu 2B
The VSEPR model bases off the shape of the molecule by the idea of electron repulsion around the central atom of the molecule; the more lone pairs the central atom has, the more asymmetrical its bounded atoms are, which determines the shape of the molecule itself.