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Gabriel Ordonez 2K
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Postby Gabriel Ordonez 2K » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:46 pm

What does Lavelle mean by VSEPER Notation?

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Re: Notation

Postby Lara Kristine Bacasen 1L » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:53 pm

I think you're referring to the general formula for classifying the shapes. The general formula is AX(subscript n)+E. A is the central atom X is atoms surrounding central atom and the n is the number of those X atoms. Molecules w/ the same formula have the same general shape. So CH4 and CH3Cl are AX4 and are both Tetrahedral. Also remember E as a lone pair - number of E's just tell you there are more electron locations. Hope this helps.

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Re: Notation

Postby Sydney Myers 4I » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:54 pm

Not super important, but just know that its VSEPR, not VSEPER

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