Understanding longer molecule VSPER shapes.

(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)

Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

briannam_1F
Posts: 35
Joined: Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:18 am

Understanding longer molecule VSPER shapes.

Postby briannam_1F » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:30 pm

Some questions on the homework gave us longer molecules to determine their molecular geometry, how do we go at doing so if they aren't our typical PCl₅?

JOtomo1F
Posts: 66
Joined: Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:16 am
Been upvoted: 1 time

Re: Understanding longer molecule VSPER shapes.

Postby JOtomo1F » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:33 pm

Do you have a specific example that you were wondering about?

Ashley Wang 4G
Posts: 103
Joined: Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:16 am

Re: Understanding longer molecule VSPER shapes.

Postby Ashley Wang 4G » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:43 pm

I think you would consider the local geometry, so look at the shape about each "central" atom individually.

IScarvie 1E
Posts: 66
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:16 am

Re: Understanding longer molecule VSPER shapes.

Postby IScarvie 1E » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:06 pm

When the molecule is a long chain, you determine the shape of each portion of the chain around each central molecule separately


Return to “Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: gabbi_r2H and 4 guests