Purpose of electron geometry

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Purpose of electron geometry

Postby 405318478 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:48 pm

What is the purpose of electron geometry? If we use molecular geometry to name the shape of a compound, why do we look at electron geometry?

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Re: Purpose of electron geometry

Postby emma brinton_3B » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:49 pm

electron geometry is used in order to understand the electrons interactions in a 3D shape. also the molecular geometry vs shape is used to know angles of the bonds

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Re: Purpose of electron geometry

Postby erica thompson 4I » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:58 pm

Also electron geometry gives you a hint as to whether certain angles are larger/smaller than expected. If there are more lone pairs, they will have more "push" so the angles will likely be smaller than expected.

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