VSEPR Formula

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abbydouglas1K
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VSEPR Formula

Postby abbydouglas1K » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:07 pm

A lot of the hw problems in the book ask for you to give a VSEPR formula what is that ?

Mallory_Podosin_1H
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Re: VSEPR Formula

Postby Mallory_Podosin_1H » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:40 pm

If you see something like AX3E, that means that there are three atoms/molecules surrounding a central atom as well as one lone pair, meaning trigonal pyramidal.
A represents the central atom, X represents bonded atoms, and E represents lone pairs. The subscripts represent how many of each of these there are, and A will never have a subscript.

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Re: VSEPR Formula

Postby abbydouglas1K » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:50 pm

Thank you so much this is really helpful !


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