# What is the electron geometry and molecular geometry for # SCl_2#?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 13, 2016

The electron geometry is **tetrahedral** and the molecular geometry is **bent**.

#### Explanation:

To determine the geometries, you must follow a series of steps.

**Step 1. Draw the Lewis structure.**

**Step 2. Use VSEPR theory to determine the electron geometry.**

According to VSEPR theory, four electron groups will point towards the corners of a tetrahedron.

(From BC Open Textbooks)

The electron geometry is **tetrahedral**.

**Step 3. Determine the molecular shape.**

When describing the shape of a molecule, we ignore the lone pairs and look only at the bonds.

The two **bent**.