AX2E3 shape

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Jordan_Wesson_2J
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AX2E3 shape

Postby Jordan_Wesson_2J » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:16 pm

Why are molecules with this VSEPR formula linear when there are 3 lone pairs?

Sophia_Kiessling_2L
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Re: AX2E3 shape

Postby Sophia_Kiessling_2L » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:18 pm

Because that is the furthest the molecules can get from each other.

Henri_de_Guzman_3L
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Re: AX2E3 shape

Postby Henri_de_Guzman_3L » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:18 pm

lone pair-lone pair > lone pair-atom > atom-atom


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