Applying VSEPR Theory
Basic VSEPR shapes may be distorted by the presence of non-bonding or multiple bonding electron pairs. The shapes of atomic orbitals determine the way they can overlap with one another, leading to different kinds of covalent bond. This module extends the simple ideas of shape and bonding introduced in the module Molecular Shape and Structure.
Molecular Shape and Bonding
VSEPR Theory
Distortion of Tetrahedral Shapes
Distortion of Trigonal Bipyramidal Shapes
Describing Molecular Shapes
The Shape of NH3
The Shape of SF4
The Shape of H2O
Molecules with Multiple Bonds
The Shape of CO2
The Shape of POCl3
Predicting Molecular Shape
Session Summary
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