Molecular geometries sorted by the molecular formula
By knowing the number of bonds and the number of lone pairs, the shapes of common main group molecules with formulas MX2, MX3, MX4, MX5, MX6 and MX7 can be predicted. Use the interactive models below to investigate these shapes. These are sorted below according to the formula. You can also view the shapes sorted by the number of bonds and lone pairs.
MX2 molecules and ions with the formula MX2+ or MX2-