04 Guided Notes - Molecular Geometry

04 Guided Notes - Molecular Geometry - 2. Double and triple...

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Aim: How can we use Lewis structures to determine the shape of a small molecule? Based on the Lewis structure of a molecule, you can determine its 3- dimensional shape Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion Theory 1. Shape is based on spacing shared and unshared pairs of electrons as far apart as possible.
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Double and triple bonds are equivalent to a single bond (VSEPR theory only) The central atom dictates the molecular shape How many unshared electron pairs? How many bonds? Hybridization: Shape Model Formula Example Shape Model Formula Example...
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