Ethene Molecular Shape

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Letty Liu 2C
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Ethene Molecular Shape

Postby Letty Liu 2C » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:38 pm

Is ethene made up of two trigonal planars? I am not sure if molecules could have overlapping shapes, and I've only been classifying them with one shape.

Ruby Richter 2L
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Re: Ethene Molecular Shape

Postby Ruby Richter 2L » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:14 pm

For molecules like ethene, you would analyze each central atom individually to reach a conclusion about the arrangement of electron density for the molecule as a whole. The shape of ethene then would be classified as trigonal planar.

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