# How do you draw VSEPR structures?

Aug 3, 2017

Depending on the number of electron pairs surrounding the central atom, electronic geometry assumes shapes of: $\text{2 electron pairs, linear}$; $\text{3 electron pairs, trigonal planar}$; $\text{4 electron pairs, tetrahedral}$; $\text{5 electron pairs, trigonal bipyramidal}$; $\text{6 electron pairs, octahedral}$.