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Helen Struble 2F
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Is the only way to determine a molecule's AXE formula to draw the Lewis structure? Is there any way to determine if there are lone pairs without drawing a Lewis structure?
Deepika Reddy 1A
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I believe that drawing a Lewis structure is the best way to determine the AXE formula and see the lone pairs.
Brandon Tao 1K
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As far as the lectures that have covered VSEPR so far, I do not believe so. However if you are having trouble memorizing the shapes then I highly suggest making flashcards!
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It's the best way, but you could draw it specifically to focus on the arrangements of bonds and lone pairs on the center atom because that's what AXE tracks anyway.
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From what I've learned in PLF sessions, doing the lewis structures seems to be the best way.
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