memorizing VSEPR models

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Lisa Wang 3B
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memorizing VSEPR models

Postby Lisa Wang 3B » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:07 pm

I have a hard time memorizing and visualizing trigonal pyramidal, seesaw, and trigonal bipyramidal. Can someone show me how you memorized them/what seems to work? Thanks so much!

Algernon Jackson 2l
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Re: memorizing VSEPR models

Postby Algernon Jackson 2l » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:18 pm

I used quizlet by uploading a picture of each shape, along with the name and I just quiz myself.

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Re: memorizing VSEPR models

Postby luludaly2B » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:20 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnXSGR- ... =emb_title

I found this video super helpful! Hopes this helps!
Also this chart!
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Kaylee Messick 3J
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Re: memorizing VSEPR models

Postby Kaylee Messick 3J » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:22 pm

In the textbook, in section 2E.1, there are images of all of the shapes next to each other which helps when differentiating between shapes. Hope this helps!

Sarah Hernandez 1F
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Re: memorizing VSEPR models

Postby Sarah Hernandez 1F » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:28 pm

I mostly just stare at the vsepr sheet, trying to redraw the shapes or just memorizing the numbers helps like how many bonds and lone pairs are associated with the names and once you think you're familiar with them the sapling hw for this week has a lot of questions about naming the shapes so that's helpful too

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Re: memorizing VSEPR models

Postby 805377003 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:31 pm

I looked up diagrams online and look at those to try and memorize them.

DavidTabib 3H
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Re: memorizing VSEPR models

Postby DavidTabib 3H » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:47 pm

Quizlet has really helped me, I recommend it!

Leyla Anwar 3B
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Re: memorizing VSEPR models

Postby Leyla Anwar 3B » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:50 pm

When trying to memorize the VSEPR models, do we also need to memorize the angles since we cannot calculate them?

Savana Maxfield 3F
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Re: memorizing VSEPR models

Postby Savana Maxfield 3F » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:55 pm

So should we be memorizing VSEPR models? Like for the final should we have all VSEPR models and bond angles memorized?

Ivan Chen 2H
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Re: memorizing VSEPR models

Postby Ivan Chen 2H » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:03 pm

I don't think there is any better way to memorize the VSEPR models beyond simply memorizing the shapes of the models, but I think it might be helpful to think about how each name describes the structure of the bonding pairs and how the lone pairs contributes to each model's shape.

Isabella Cortes 2H
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Re: memorizing VSEPR models

Postby Isabella Cortes 2H » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:08 pm

I recommend looking at the images for each of the shapes and trying to quiz yourself on them. I also like to draw them out myself during lectures from the models that Professor holds up since it helps me to remember and understand it if I have drawn it out myself but this is just what works for me! I hope this helps!!

LovepreetSran_3H
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Re: memorizing VSEPR models

Postby LovepreetSran_3H » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:20 pm

I've been using quizlet to test myself on the models and its been extremely helpful.

Nick Saeedi 1I
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Re: memorizing VSEPR models

Postby Nick Saeedi 1I » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:34 pm

I made flashcards and used quizlet.

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Re: memorizing VSEPR models

Postby Gabe_Ek 1G » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:35 pm

I also really struggle with memorizing and visualizing some of the shapes. I've also heard testing yourself on Quizlet along with some useful diagrams can be really helpful.


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