Shape

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Natallie K 3B
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Shape

Postby Natallie K 3B » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:28 pm

Is a molecule with 2 bonding atoms and 3 lone pairs linear or bent?

Ashley Ko 3I
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Re: Shape

Postby Ashley Ko 3I » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:30 pm

I believe the molecular shape would be linear. Hope this helps!

Astha Patel 2J
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Re: Shape

Postby Astha Patel 2J » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:31 pm

I believe it would be linear.

Nick Pascua 2L
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Re: Shape

Postby Nick Pascua 2L » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:32 pm

Hi !
This molecule would be linear.

Quinton Sprague 1A
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Re: Shape

Postby Quinton Sprague 1A » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:32 pm

Should be linear, otherwise I believe you could not discern the answer with only that info.

Sedge Greenlee
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Re: Shape

Postby Sedge Greenlee » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:33 pm

The molecule would be linear as it only involves one bond!

Stuti Pradhan 2J
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Re: Shape

Postby Stuti Pradhan 2J » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:33 pm

It is linear because if there was one lone pair, and four bonding pairs, the lone pair would be in the equatorial plane so the more repulsive lone pair only reacts with 2 bonds at 90 degrees. Using the same logic, the next two lone pairs would also be removed from the equatorial plane, leaving two bonding pairs 180 degrees apart from each other, making the shape linear.

Hope this helps!

Malakai Espinosa 3E
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Re: Shape

Postby Malakai Espinosa 3E » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:37 pm

Like everyone said, this would be a linear shape!

Keshav Patel 14B 2B
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Re: Shape

Postby Keshav Patel 14B 2B » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:59 pm

Since it has only bond its shape would be linear.

Chudi Onyedika 3A
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Re: Shape

Postby Chudi Onyedika 3A » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:32 pm

If there are only two atoms in the bond, it is linear.

Colin Squire 3B
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Re: Shape

Postby Colin Squire 3B » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:38 pm

The result of two bonding pairs and a total of three lone pairs is a linear shape. I have found it useful to reference a VSEPR chart to familiarize myself with the specific geometries with their respective lone pair and domains of electron density.


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