What VSEPR shape is #H_2O#?

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Best structure, V shaped , Angular Shaped


Water molecule has 8 electrons around the central oxygen atom. We can assume that there are four electron pairs arranged in a tetrahedral shape.

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Here we see there are two bonding pairs and two lone pairs surrounding the Oxygen atom . The resulting shape is bent/V shaped/ angular with an H-O-H angle of 104.5°.

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