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How many Vsepr shapes are there?
Last Updated: 21st January, 2020
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Also know, how many molecular shapes are there?
Also Know, what are the 5 basic shapes of molecules? Molecular Geometries. The VSEPR theory describes five main shapes of simple molecules: linear, trigonal planar, tetrahedral, trigonal bipyramidal, and octahedral.
Similarly, what are the 6 basic molecular shapes?
Valence-Shell Electron-Pair Repulsion Theory
|Number of electron groups||Name of electron group geometry|
How do you identify a Vsepr shape?
- VSEPR Rules:
- Identify the central atom.
- Count its valence electrons.
- Add one electron for each bonding atom.
- Add or subtract electrons for charge (see Top Tip)
- Divide the total of these by 2 to find the total.
- number of electron pairs.
- Use this number to predict the shape.