week2DQ - PROPERTIES. It is an assembly of nonmetallic...

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A fundamental challenge in chemistry is to determine the arrangement of atoms in a molecule in order to elucidate its bonding, geometry, and properties. Since there are hundreds of thousands of molecules in existence and there are only a hundred odd kinds of atoms from which they can be constructed, it follows that the uniqueness of the molecule must depend upon the:Thus, IT IS OFTEN THE SHAPE OF THE MOLECULE THAT DETERMINES ITS PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL
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Unformatted text preview: PROPERTIES. It is an assembly of nonmetallic atoms held together into specific shapes by covalent bonds . As much as a car is a single unit made up of many parts, a molecule is a unit made up of atoms bonded around each other in certain fixed geometries. Shapes influence the physical and chemical properties and consequently much of the chemistry of a molecule....
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