What is meant by the VSEPR theory? How it can be used to predict the shape of a molecule?

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Apr 23, 2016


#"Valence shell electron pair repulsion theory"#, VESPER for short!


See this older answer. #"VSEPR"# counts the number of electron pairs around a central atom, both bonding, and non-bonding, and assigns a shape according to the Platonic solids.