a30 - Electron-Pair Geometry and Molecular Geometry Now for...

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Electron-Pair Geometry and Molecular Geometry Now 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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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2010 for the course ENGN 45 taught by Professor Wendy during the Fall '09 term at City College of San Francisco.

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