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lasarro
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seesaw

Postby lasarro » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:35 pm

What is the seesaw shape?

ahuang
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Re: seesaw

Postby ahuang » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:40 pm

The formula for seesaw is AX4E where there are 4 bonds and one lone pair. The bond from trigonal bipyramidal that is selected as a lone pair must be on the equitorial plane so there is less repulsion, making it more stable.

ngarcia
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Re: seesaw

Postby ngarcia » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:43 pm

A molecule with a seesaw molecular geometry means that the molecule has four bonding pairs and one lone pair.

Rohan Kubba Dis 4B
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Re: seesaw

Postby Rohan Kubba Dis 4B » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:10 pm

Essentially this is when there are 4 bonds to a central atom and a lone pair. (AX4E). This can also be called sawhorse though.

katrinawong3d
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Re: seesaw

Postby katrinawong3d » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:16 pm

A seesaw shape is when there are 4 bonding pairs and 1 lone pair (AX4E). For example, sulfur tetrafluoride, SF4, would have a seesaw shape.

Eva Zhao 4I
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Re: seesaw

Postby Eva Zhao 4I » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:59 pm

If you're a visual learner like I am, here's the image for SF4, AX4E with 4 bonding pairs and 1 lone pair:
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Kylie Lim 4G
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Re: seesaw

Postby Kylie Lim 4G » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:18 pm

The seesaw shape occurs when there are 4 bonding pairs and 1 lone pair

Merin Padayatty 3G
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Re: seesaw

Postby Merin Padayatty 3G » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:33 am

When a molecule has 4 bonding pairs and 1 lone pair, the shape is seesaw.

AmyL_3L
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Re: seesaw

Postby AmyL_3L » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:22 am

The seesaw shape has 4 bonds and 1 lone pair (AX4E).

SimranSangha4I
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Re: seesaw

Postby SimranSangha4I » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:29 am

There wound be four bonding pairs and one lone pair!


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