molecular shape vs. molecular geometry

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Katie Bart 1I
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molecular shape vs. molecular geometry

Postby Katie Bart 1I » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:40 am

What is the difference between molecular shape and molecular geometry when using VSEPR?

SnehinRajkumar1L
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Re: molecular shape vs. molecular geometry

Postby SnehinRajkumar1L » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:26 am

The molecular shape does not account for lone pairs of a molecule, but geometry does.

Brandon Valafar
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Re: molecular shape vs. molecular geometry

Postby Brandon Valafar » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:13 pm

The geometry includes the lone pair electrons while the shape does not.

nickianel_4b
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Re: molecular shape vs. molecular geometry

Postby nickianel_4b » Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:33 pm

Molecular shape just considers the position of the atoms within the molecule.

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Re: molecular shape vs. molecular geometry

Postby 705198479 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:34 pm

Geometry considers the lone pairs


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