(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)
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Samantha Pedersen 2D wrote:Hello, will we be expected to recognize T-shaped molecular geometry as one of the VSEPR shapes? Thank you!
If it helps, you can recognize whether a VSEPR shape is T-shaped by seeing if it has 3 outer atoms connected to the central atom and 2 lone pairs on the central atom!
In most molecules this applies to, the first locations filled are axial positions. If a third atom takes an equatorial position and the other two equatorial are lone pairs, then the shape is t-shaped.
My TA recommended that we know all the shapes plus the number of bonds and lone pair associated with them. Even if some don't show up on the final, it's better knowing than not knowing!
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