Tips for VSEPR

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Shannon Moore 2L
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Tips for VSEPR

Postby Shannon Moore 2L » Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:18 pm

Does anyone have an easy way to remember/determine molecular geometry? Like is there a chart anywhere that shows basic bonds/lewis structures and how they relate to the molecules 3D shape?

Ryan_Kien_1L
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Re: Tips for VSEPR

Postby Ryan_Kien_1L » Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:24 pm

I don't necessarily have any tips for memorizing the molecular geometry aside from try drawing out the shape. I thought this graph was pretty helpful for understanding how multiple shapes could be considered T-shaped, or Bent. https://sites.google.com/a/coe.edu/prin ... ectrum.png

Shreya Patel- 2D
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Re: Tips for VSEPR

Postby Shreya Patel- 2D » Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:48 pm

There are many charts on google images if you search molecular geometry chart that show examples. I think the more example you see the easier it is to understand which structures have what molecular geometry.

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Re: Tips for VSEPR

Postby 605291562 » Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:08 pm

Hi! I have personally found that making flashcards with the number of bonds, lone pairs, bond angles and shape have really helped me learn this content, I always prefer to make my own because I feel like it "sticks" better than just looking at a chart. Hope this helped!

Shalyn Kelly 3H
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Re: Tips for VSEPR

Postby Shalyn Kelly 3H » Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:13 pm

Hi! Flash cards are a good way, but if you don't fancy flashcards, you can at least copy one of the charts from google to reinforce the shapes and their respective notes (bond angles, shape, number of electron-dense areas, number of lone pairs, etc).

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Re: Tips for VSEPR

Postby Mahnoor_Wani_1I » Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:15 pm

There is a lot of pre-made quizlets available that you can use as flashcard to study or as a practice test. I recommend this method because you can use quizlet on any browser anywhere

James Patanian 2C
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Re: Tips for VSEPR

Postby James Patanian 2C » Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:25 pm

Mahnoor_Wani_2F wrote:There is a lot of pre-made quizlets available that you can use as flashcard to study or as a practice test. I recommend this method because you can use quizlet on any browser anywhere


Thank you that's a great tip!


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