Lecture 29: The Shapes of Molecules: VSEPR Theory
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I. Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR) Theory
A. Prediction of geometry
II. VSEPR Rules
A. Steric Number (SN)
B. Resonance structures
C. Molecules without lone pairs
D. Molecules with lone pairs
1. Attractive forces exerted by nuclei
2. Repulsive forces
III. Rationalization of shapes based on VSEPR theory
A. Atomic size
B. Bond lengths
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