Explain VSEPR conceptually

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Explain VSEPR conceptually

Postby aphung1E » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:56 pm

Can someone explain what VSEPR does or what information it tells us?

Harry Zhang 1B
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Re: Explain VSEPR conceptually

Postby Harry Zhang 1B » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:58 pm

VSEPR gives the 3d shape and the bond angles within a molecule and is able to give us information in terms of the molecule's polarity and how lone pairs repulse each other, which cannot be given by simply looking at the lewis structure.

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Re: Explain VSEPR conceptually

Postby AryaG_4C » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:05 pm

VSEPR essentially is important as it shows us where the lone pairs should be located with respect to the central atom to ensure max repulsion and gives the 3D shape of the molecule.

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Re: Explain VSEPR conceptually

Postby Eugene Chung 3F » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:16 pm

Basically, the VSEPR model is the 3D model of a molecule where all ‘things’ are as far as they can be.

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Re: Explain VSEPR conceptually

Postby emwoodc » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:28 pm

VESPR model is what we name all the models that are in 3D, gives us a more in-depth look at how the molecule is arranged in real life.

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Re: Explain VSEPR conceptually

Postby Victoria Otuya 4F » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:18 am

Also the formula is very helpful (AXE) with determining the shape of the molecule.

Prasanna Padmanabham 4I
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Re: Explain VSEPR conceptually

Postby Prasanna Padmanabham 4I » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:59 am

VSPER stands for Valence shell electron pair repulsion theory. While lewis structures are helpful to figure out single/double bonds and the number of lone pairs etc. VSPER takes electron pair repulsions into considerations and allows us to think about the 3D shape of the molecule.

Snigdha Uppu 1G
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Re: Explain VSEPR conceptually

Postby Snigdha Uppu 1G » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:58 pm

VSEPR provides a 3D model for a molecule based on the regions of electron density.

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Re: Explain VSEPR conceptually

Postby Jacob Villar 2C » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:01 am

VSEPR is a model that shows atomic structure, but with the inclusion of factors such as bond angles and electron repulsion.

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Re: Explain VSEPR conceptually

Postby Jarrett Peyrefitte 2K » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:05 am

VESPR is for naming models that are in 3D, how lone pairs repulse each other, and how the molecule is arranged.

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Re: Explain VSEPR conceptually

Postby HanaAwad_4B » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:42 am

VSEPR gives us three-dimensional geometry. This is important because it helps us know whether a molecule is polar or nonpolar

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Re: Explain VSEPR conceptually

Postby ShravanPatel2B » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:46 am

VSEPR gives us a 3D model of molecules and compounds. This allows us to predict the functions of the molecules since structure is related to function.

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Re: Explain VSEPR conceptually

Postby Shail Avasthi 2C » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:59 pm

VSEPR predicts the shapes of molecules by using the principle that regions of electron density around a central atom will tend to maximize their distance from one another. This principle leads to the various VSEPR geometries, such as trigonal bipyramidal, tetrahedral, etc. These shapes maximize the distance from each atom to the next for any given number of regions of electron density.


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