(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)
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Imagine a molecule with the VSEPR formula, AX4E1. There is a central atom with 4 bonds and one lone pair. The electron geometry for this molecule would be trigonal bipyramidal: one bond going straight up, one bond going straight down, and three on the equatorial plane. However, the formula AX4E1 has a lone pair which occupies one of the three bond areas along the equatorial plane. If you can imagine the rest of the structure, it will look like a seesaw with the remaining bonds occupying the rest of the bonds mentioned before.
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