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Postby AMahadi » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:27 pm

What is the VSEPR formula and do we have to know it?

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Postby Sydney Myers 4I » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:29 pm

It's not so much a formula as a concept to understand. Essentially, the shape of a molecule is dependent on how many regions of electron density it has. A region can be a bond or a lone pair.

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Postby Karina Kong 2H » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:30 pm

The VSEPR formula is AXnEn where A is the central atom, X represents how many atoms are bonded to the central atom, and E represents the number of lone pair electrons

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Postby TheresaDsilva4A » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:36 pm

VSEPR stands for the Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion Model. It is utilized to determine/explain the experimentally observed shapes of molecules by taking into account the various lone and bonding pairs of the molecule. Hope this helps!

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Postby CalvinTNguyen2D » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:40 pm

There's no set formula for VSEPR, but the general format for for the structures is AXnEn (A is the central atom, X is any atom around the central atom, and E is the electron lone pairs surrounding the electron).

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Postby BritneyP- 2c » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:43 pm

Vsepr is just AXE, and you have to memorize the shapes each configuration makes bc it will be on test 2

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