(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)
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In the textbook, it says "The valence electrons contribute to the electron arrangement about the central atom, but only bonded atoms are considered in the identification of the shape". I thought that the lone pairs also contributed to naming the molecular geometry.
I think lone pairs are taken into account when determining the electron distribution shape, not the molecular shape. According to my TA, the molecular shape is usually. what professor Lavelle asks for on tests.
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