VESPR Theory

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Aaron Ang 4H
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VESPR Theory

Postby Aaron Ang 4H » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:46 pm

How can the VESPR theory be used to predict the shape of the molecule?

Ana Pedreros
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Re: VESPR Theory

Postby Ana Pedreros » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:51 pm

The VSEPR theory can predict the geometry shape of a molecule by indicating the alignment of the atoms based on the repulsion among the pairs of electrons around a central atom.

Zenita Leang 2K
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Re: VESPR Theory

Postby Zenita Leang 2K » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:54 pm

We can use the VESPR theory to predict shapes by looking at the amount of electrons of an atom and understanding how the electrons will arrange themselves in a geometric shape since electrons will repel each other. Different amounts of electrons and bond angles will have different shapes.

Vy Lu 2B
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Re: VESPR Theory

Postby Vy Lu 2B » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:46 am

The VSEPR model bases off the shape of the molecule by the idea of electron repulsion around the central atom of the molecule; the more lone pairs the central atom has, the more asymmetrical its bounded atoms are, which determines the shape of the molecule itself.


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