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Tetrahedral and Square planar

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:06 pm
by Adrienne B 1J
Does anyone know what the difference between these is?

Re: Tetrahedral and Square planar

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:48 pm
by EllenRenskoff-1C
From my understanding, the difference between tetrahedral and square planar is related to their hybridization configurations. Additionally, I think that a square planar configuration is in one plane whereas tetrahedral is in multiple planes.

Re: Tetrahedral and Square planar

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:25 pm
by Caroline Crotty 1D
Tetrahedral exists in multiple planes and has four atoms surrounding one central atoms where a square planar is in one plane surrounded by multiple other atoms.

Re: Tetrahedral and Square planar

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:26 pm
by Johanna Caprietta 1E
From my understanding, it is considered a tetrahedral when a molecule, e.g CH4, has 4 bonds but 0 lone pairs. A square planar, XeF4, has 4 bonds and 2 lone pairs. There is a difference in the amount of lone pairs reuslting in a difference in a bond angles.

Re: Tetrahedral and Square planar

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:01 pm
by Allen Chen 1J
From my understanding, tetrahedral is 3D while square planar is only 2D

Re: Tetrahedral and Square planar

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:37 pm
by Odalys Cuevas 1C
Also I have in my notes that a tetrahedral has bond angles of about 109.5 degrees and square planar 90 degree bond angles.

Re: Tetrahedral and Square planar

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:36 pm
by SamanthaGrohe1B
Square planar and tetrahedral are both molecular geometries that are observed within the tetrahedral electron configuration subdivision. It is tetrahedral that has 109.5 degree bond angles and a molecular shape that is composed of multiple planes as well as hybridization of sp^3 while square planar has bond angles of 90 and 180 degrees and is composed of a single plane as well as a hybridization of dsp^2.

Re: Tetrahedral and Square planar

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:15 pm
by Maria Roman 1A
tetrahedral refers to the regions of electron density whereas square planar describes molecular shape

Re: Tetrahedral and Square planar

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:33 pm
by Eli Esagoff_1I
Tetrahedral is when the central atom is surrounded by four bonding atoms. Square planar is when the central atom is surrounded by four bonded atoms and two lone pairs.