2 92 valence shell electron pair repulsion vsepr

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Unformatted text preview: e Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR) theory a) The valence electrons repel each other Bonding electrons Valence electrons of Central Atom Non - bonding electrons b) The molecule adopts whichever 3D geometry minimized this repulsion. Valence electrons staying as far apart as possible! 9.2 9.2 VSEPR theory theory 1) Lewis Structure Cl Be Cl 2) Number of valence electrons 2 pairs of valence electrons around a central atom om They repel each other at opposite ends of opposite the central atom 9.2 VSEPR theory VSEPR theory Class # of atoms bonded to central atom # of lone pairs on central atom Arrangement of electron pairs Molecular Geometry AB2 2 0 linear linear B Beryllium Chloride BeCl2 BeCl B 9.2 VSEPR theory VSEPR theory Class # of...
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