# What is "VSEPR"? Who originated the treatment?

Apr 20, 2017

$\text{Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion Theory}$, $\text{vesper}$ for short.........
The key idea of $\text{vesper}$ is that electron pairs around a central atom REPEL each other. The shapes adopted around the central atom correspond to the shapes of the classic Platonic Solids, and thus electron pair and molecular geometry are based on these shapes. There is some info in the links, and there will be more in your text.