AXE

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Andrea_Torres
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AXE

Postby Andrea_Torres » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:06 pm

Does the AXE formula only give us the shape of the molecule? Does it serve any other purpose?

Jiyoon_Hwang_2I
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Re: AXE

Postby Jiyoon_Hwang_2I » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:08 pm

I think it just helps you to picture the shape of the molecule, including the number of lone pair electrons to determine the shape. I am not 100% sure if it serves any other purpose, but typically I think its just used to determine the shape.

TimVintsDis4L
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Re: AXE

Postby TimVintsDis4L » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:08 pm

The X represents the Ligands and the E represents the lone pairs.

Lauren Lewis3L
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Re: AXE

Postby Lauren Lewis3L » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:13 pm

This is important for shape because although a shape may have the same amount of ligands the amount of lone pairs from 1,2, and 3 make a large difference in the shape of the molecule

faithkim1L
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Re: AXE

Postby faithkim1L » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:14 pm

It allows you to picture the molecule, allowing you to know how many pairs of lone pair electrons there are and how many atoms the central atom is bonded to.

Claire Stoecklein 1E
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Re: AXE

Postby Claire Stoecklein 1E » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:51 pm

This is just a notation for VSEPR that tells us how many electrons and lone pairs are on the central atom (A).

SajaZidan_1K
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Re: AXE

Postby SajaZidan_1K » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:56 pm

I would also remember to consider that just because molecules have the same AXE, it does not mean they will have the same angles.


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