If there are 2, 3, 4, 5 electron pairs around a central atom, what is the electronic geometry?

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Sep 2, 2017


In order, linear, tetrahedral, bent, trigonal planar, trigonal pyramidal......


This is a simple application of VESPER, #"valence shell electron pair repulsion theory"#. The OBSERVED molecular geometry is a simple consequence of the number of electron pairs, bonding, and non-bonding, around the central atom. Your text will have numerous examples of VESPER....

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