# Worksheet 8A: VSEPR


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

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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