## List of the different shapes

$sp, sp^{2}, sp^{3}, dsp^{3}, d^{2}sp^{3}$

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### List of the different shapes

Can someone list all of the different electron configuration shapes we've covered in class?

Rebekah Kaufman 1L
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### Re: List of the different shapes

In class we've done:
-trigonal planar
-tetrahedral
-trigonal bipyramidal
-octahedral
-trigonal pyramidal
-seesaw
-square planar
-linear

(based on my notes)

Kaleb Tesfaye 1I
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### Re: List of the different shapes

I would also include T-shaped and Angular (bent)

sharonvivianv
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### Re: List of the different shapes

Here is a helpful image I've been using to memorize the names
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Emma Leshan 1B
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Vienna Cimetta 1L
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### Re: List of the different shapes

Also in discussion my TA mentioned that when they ask for the geometry of the molecule, they want you to include the lone pairs, but if they ask for the molecular structure, they want you to not include the lone pairs and just describe what would be observed. So just beware that questions could ask for two different things.

Vivian Gonzalez 1A
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### Re: List of the different shapes

Vienna Cimetta 1L wrote:Also in discussion my TA mentioned that when they ask for the geometry of the molecule, they want you to include the lone pairs, but if they ask for the molecular structure, they want you to not include the lone pairs and just describe what would be observed. So just beware that questions could ask for two different things.

What do you mean by "include lone pairs"?