(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)
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Hi! I believe we have to memorize the molecular shapes and that we will not be given a VSEPR chart. I think the only things that we can use are the periodic table and the formula sheet that Lavelle provided us. Hope this helps! :)
Hi I found this really good website to study the VSEPR chart.
Yes, I think that we're expected to have the molecular shapes & bond angles memorized. However, there are many great infographics & charts online that concisely explain everything and I think Dr. Lavelle also does a really good job going in depth in his lectures.
I think the main point is to understand how VSEPR affects bond shape, like how having a lone pair on a central atom will affect the bond angle and where to put atoms and lone pairs around bonding atoms, but I don't think we have to memorize things like bond angles. Just know enough to be able to figure out shape (tetrahedral, bent, linear, etc).
Massimo_Capozza_1H wrote:Hi I found this really good website to study the VSEPR chart.
Yes! This is the website the Justin recommended during his workshop and it is really helpful for visualizing the molecular shapes. He just reminded us to double check the angles listed on this website because he wasn't 100% sure if they were accurate.
Emphasizing what the others have said, it is probably better to just memorize it. The resources that is provided by the TA’s and UA’s will probably be our best bet in regards of being familiar with the shapes, bond angles, etc.
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