Shape

(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)

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Marcela Udave 1F
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Shape

Postby Marcela Udave 1F » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:10 pm

When asked for the shape, are we always supposed to say the molecular geometry rather than the electronic geometry?

Vana Mirzakhani 3I
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Re: Shape

Postby Vana Mirzakhani 3I » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:12 pm

Yes, we always write the molecular geometry because it gives a more accurate shape name than electronic geometry.

Erica Li 1C
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Re: Shape

Postby Erica Li 1C » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:38 pm

Yeah I'm pretty sure Lavelle said that he would always be asking for molecular geometry

Jocelyne Milke 1G
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Re: Shape

Postby Jocelyne Milke 1G » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:06 pm

I think he would clarify which one he wants us to answer but we most likely will be doing molecular geometry

Rehan Chinoy 1K
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Re: Shape

Postby Rehan Chinoy 1K » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:07 pm

Yes, shape means molecular geometry. Professor Lavelle will be explicit about it on the final though.

Kelsey Li 3B
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Re: Shape

Postby Kelsey Li 3B » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:48 pm

When we are asked for the shape then we respond with the molecular geometry, not the electronic geometry.


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