Electron-Pair Geometry and Molecular GeometryNow for a discussion about the shape of molecules! Why should you learn two ways to describe the geometry.When we experimentally look at molecules, we see how the atoms are arranged but don't see the non-bonded electron pairs. Therefore inorganic chemists tend to use molecular geometry since they deal a lot with solid ionic compounds.When we think about the character of molecules and how they interact, those non-bonded electron pairs and their orientation in space become very important.
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