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seesaw

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:35 pm
by lasarro
What is the seesaw shape?

Re: seesaw

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:40 pm
by ahuang
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.

Re: seesaw

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:43 pm
by ngarcia
A molecule with a seesaw molecular geometry means that the molecule has four bonding pairs and one lone pair.

Re: seesaw

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:10 pm
by Rohan Kubba Dis 4B
Essentially this is when there are 4 bonds to a central atom and a lone pair. (AX4E). This can also be called sawhorse though.

Re: seesaw

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:16 pm
by katrinawong3d
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.

Re: seesaw

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:59 pm
by Eva Zhao 4I
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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Re: seesaw

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:18 pm
by Kylie Lim 4G
The seesaw shape occurs when there are 4 bonding pairs and 1 lone pair

Re: seesaw

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:33 am
by Merin Padayatty 3G
When a molecule has 4 bonding pairs and 1 lone pair, the shape is seesaw.

Re: seesaw

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:22 am
by AmyL_3L
The seesaw shape has 4 bonds and 1 lone pair (AX4E).

Re: seesaw

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:29 am
by SimranSangha4I
There wound be four bonding pairs and one lone pair!