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Unformatted text preview: 1. Draw the Lewis structure 2. Determine the electron pair geometry using the VSEPR model 3. Specify the hybrid orbitals needed to accommodate the electron pairs in the geometric arrangement NH 3 1. Lewis structure 2. VSEPR indicates tetrahedral geometry with one non-bonding pair of electrons (structure itself will be trigonal pyramidal ) 3. Tetrahedral arrangement indicates four equivalent electron orbitals Valence Electron Pair Geometry Number of Orbitals Hybrid Orbitals Linear 2 sp Trigonal Planar 3 sp 2 Tetrahedral 4 sp 3 Trigonal Bipyramidal 5 sp 3 d Octahedral 6 sp 3 d 2...
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