varying VSEPRs

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bellaha4F
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varying VSEPRs

Postby bellaha4F » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:12 pm

Is there ever going to be a case where a molecule could have 2 different VSEPR models?

Claire Lo 3C
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Re: varying VSEPRs

Postby Claire Lo 3C » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:14 pm

Nope, because VSEPR relies on the lowest energy Lewis structure.

KDang_1D
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Re: varying VSEPRs

Postby KDang_1D » Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:43 pm

No, and even better, the shape of an AXE molecule will always be the same, regardless of the atoms

IScarvie 1E
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Re: varying VSEPRs

Postby IScarvie 1E » Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:59 pm

No, the shape doesn't vary

Junwei Sun 4I
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Re: varying VSEPRs

Postby Junwei Sun 4I » Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:20 pm

No the shape does not vary. Just like resonance structures does not matter in VSEPR model.

Katherine Brenner 3H
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Re: varying VSEPRs

Postby Katherine Brenner 3H » Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:57 pm

The shape will not vary because we use the most stable molecule.

Louise Lin 2B
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Re: varying VSEPRs

Postby Louise Lin 2B » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:11 pm

The shape will not vary, since, even though resonance structures exist, we count single, double, and triple bonds as one grouping.

Kaitlyn Jang 1F
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Re: varying VSEPRs

Postby Kaitlyn Jang 1F » Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:29 am

Shape will not vary because resonance structures don't matter in determining shape


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