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Worksheet 8A: VSEPR

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    Identify:

    1. the electronic geometries (i.e., takign into account the electrons)
    2. molecular geometries (only the nuclei)
    3. relevant bonding angles
    4. Valence Bond hybridization

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    Fill in the following tables (follows octet rules):

    # of electron
    groups
    VB hybridization number of
    atoms
    bonded to central atom
    electronic
    geometry
    name
    molecular
    geometry
    name
    bond angles 3-D sketch an example
    molecule or ion
    any any 1 linear linear 180° \(\ce{O-O}\) \(H_2\), \(CO\), \(HF\), \(N_2\), \(CN^{-1}\)
    \(CO_2\)
    3 120°
    3

    \(sp^3\)

    bent or angular
    4 109.5°
    trigonal pyramidal
    \(H_2O\)

    Fill in the following tables (may have expanded octets):

    # of electron
    groups
    VB hybridization number of
    atoms
    bonded to central atom
    electronic
    geometry
    name
    molecular
    geometry
    name
    bond angles 3-D sketch an example
    molecule or ion
    5 trigonal bipyramidal
    see-saw
    3 180° and 90°
    5 \(sp^3d\) 2
    6 octahedral
    \(BrF_5\)
    6 \(sp^3d^2\) square planar


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