Determining Shape

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jane_ni_2d
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Determining Shape

Postby jane_ni_2d » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:23 pm

For the compound ClO2+, how is the arrangement trigonal planar while the shape is angular?

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Re: Determining Shape

Postby Reva Kakaria 1J » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:24 pm

CLO2+ has three regions of electron density (one lone pair and two double bonds), but since the name of the shape of a compound is only based on bonds and excludes lone pairs, its shape is angular/bent. In terms of electron density regions, however, it is trigonal planar.

Lia Inadomi 1I
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Re: Determining Shape

Postby Lia Inadomi 1I » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:32 pm

The arrangement is just based on number of regions of electron density whereas the shape includes if the regions are lone pair vs bonds

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Re: Determining Shape

Postby Erin Kim 2G » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:23 pm

the electron geometry would be trigonal planar, because we are not considering lone pairs, only the atoms. However if we want to know the shape, we would take into consideration the lone pairs of the structure, 1, so the shape would be bent.

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Re: Determining Shape

Postby Hannah Padilla 1H » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:25 pm

Arrangement is solely based on the regions of electron density. The shape is only based on the location of the atoms


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