Question #a81af

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Mar 27, 2017

Answer:

It does not have to form a straight line. Most of the time, it will not. C goes to the center because it is the least electronegative.

Explanation:

In principle, since electrons repel each other, atoms tend to align with the configuration that keeps the farthest apart. So in the case of three atoms, that would be a straight line. More complex molecules will have 3d structure.