HW Question 2E.19B

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Isabel Bellon 4F
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HW Question 2E.19B

Postby Isabel Bellon 4F » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:05 pm

This question asks for the shapes & bond angle of (CH3)2Be. I'm a little confused about what to consider when talking about electron density. I know the answer key says tetrahedral, so that means 4 regions of electron density. Why aren't the bonds in the other (CH3) considered?

Hanniel U 2B
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Re: HW Question 2E.19B

Postby Hanniel U 2B » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:18 pm

I was also confused about that. At first, I even thought the molecule would be linear as a whole. But it makes sense that it is Tetrahedral. It is still confusing though.

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