Unformatted text preview: shape that allows it to interact with other molecules. With these important molecules we are able to see through the VSEPR theory, how we can predict the shape that a molecule can take. It is based on the idea that valence shell electron pairs want to stay as far apart from each other as possible (because they are negatively charged) so that their repulsions are at a minimum. Another way to understand any molecule, one must first complete a Lewis dot structure. It is then possible to predict the molecular shape using these basic principles. Like all the other classes I really enjoyed learning about molecules and the pressure cooker....
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- Spring '11
- Valence, Electric charge, Molecule, pressure cooker