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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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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
erica thompson 4I
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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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