Chapter 10 Molecular Geometry

Chapter 10 Molecular Geometry - 4.2 Molecular Geometry...

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Unformatted text preview: 4.2 Molecular Geometry Valence shell electron pair repulsion (VSEPR) model: Predict the geometry of the molecule from the electrostatic repulsions between the electron (bonding and nonbonding) pairs. AB 2 2 Class # of atoms bonded to central atom # lone pairs on central atom Arrangement of electron pairs Molecular Geometry linear linear B B Cl Cl Be 2 atoms bonded to central atom 0 lone pairs on central atom AB 2 AB 2 2 linear linear Class # of atoms bonded to central atom # lone pairs on central atom Arrangement of electron pairs Molecular Geometry VSEPR AB 3 3 trigonal planar trigonal planar AB 3 AB 2 2 linear linear Class # of atoms bonded to central atom # lone pairs on central atom Arrangement of electron pairs Molecular Geometry VSEPR AB 3 3 trigonal planar trigonal planar AB 4 4 tetrahedral tetrahedral AB 4 AB 2 2 linear linear Class # of atoms bonded to central atom # lone pairs on central atom Arrangement of electron pairs Molecular Geometry VSEPR AB 3 3 trigonal planar trigonal planar AB 4 4 tetrahedral tetrahedral AB 5 5 trigonal bipyramidal trigonal bipyramidal AB 5 AB 2 2 linear linear Class # of atoms bonded to central atom # lone pairs on central atom Arrangement of...
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2009 for the course CHEM 130 taught by Professor Kia during the Spring '09 term at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

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Chapter 10 Molecular Geometry - 4.2 Molecular Geometry...

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