When VSEPR doesn't work

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Janet Nguy 2C
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When VSEPR doesn't work

Postby Janet Nguy 2C » Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:10 pm

When is VSEPR theory not helpful in determining shape? I know it works well for certain elements but not others. Why?

Victor James 4I
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Re: When VSEPR doesn't work

Postby Victor James 4I » Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:35 pm

was this mentioned by Lavelle? I dont think we would have to know this information but I might be wrong

Osvaldo SanchezF -1H
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Re: When VSEPR doesn't work

Postby Osvaldo SanchezF -1H » Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:40 pm

I don't believe that Lavelle has talked about this so I want to say that we will not have to know the exceptions and I believe that VSEPR to help determine shape is a golden rule and wont encounter a situation where will we need to know when not to apply it. I doubt Lavelle would want to trick us.

Malik Oda 1F
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Re: When VSEPR doesn't work

Postby Malik Oda 1F » Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:44 pm

I briefly remember Dr. Lavelle going over this but I am not sure what was said about it. I don't think this is important to know.

Astrid Lunde 1I
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Re: When VSEPR doesn't work

Postby Astrid Lunde 1I » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:32 pm

For Lavell's class I think we should stick to using VSEPR theory to determine the shape of a molecule as he taught in lecture.

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