What is molecular geometry: Definition and 16 Discussions
Molecular geometry is the three-dimensional arrangement of the atoms that constitute a molecule. It includes the general shape of the molecule as well as bond lengths, bond angles, torsional angles and any other geometrical parameters that determine the position of each atom.
Molecular geometry influences several properties of a substance including its reactivity, polarity, phase of matter, color, magnetism and biological activity. The angles between bonds that an atom forms depend only weakly on the rest of molecule, i.e. they can be understood as approximately local and hence transferable properties.
Homework Statement
What is the electron pair geometry of the following?
SCN−
BeCl2
O3
The Attempt at a Solution
SCN− Linear
BeCl2 Linear
O3 Trigonal Planar
Homework Statement
Would the following structures be polar or nonpolar? (Not applicable if the structure is an...
Homework Statement
1. What is the molecular shape of Hydrazine N2H4 w.r.t. N atom?
2. H2S and H2O, which one has a larger bond angle?
2. The attempt at a solution
1. Trigonal Pyramidal is the answer given. But Hydrazine has 5 atoms around its central atom and I'm unable to fathom...
Homework Statement
Determine the electron geometry and molecular geometry or the underlined carbon in CH3CN.
A) tetrahedral/tetrahedral
B) linear/trigonal planar
C) trigonal planar/bent
D)linear/linear
E)trigonal planar/trigonal planar
I'm not really sure how to structure this...
Confusion with molecular geometry [carbon tetrachloride]
I'm trying to understand the molecular geometry of four different compounds:
CCl_{4} ,CHCl_{3} ,CH_{2}Cl_{2} ,CH_{3}Cl
Please tell me whether my thinking is right or not[conceptually]. If it's wrong kindly correct me.
for...
All general chemistry textbooks have sections about molecular geometry, explaining that H2O is “bent”, NH3 is “trigonal pyramidal” and CH4 is “tetrahedral”, etc. But in a typical introductory textbook, it’s not easy to figure out how much is from experimental (observed) facts and how much is...
Hey! How can we compute the molecular geometry for molecules and further use the VSEPR since electrons are continouly in motion, of which i actualy expected to hav temporary geometries ie. Oscilatin once an not a fixed or rigid which shows as if the system is static!
Homework Statement
I'm trying to figure out the electron pair geometry of NH3. I know that its molecular geometry is a trigonal plane, and it has 4 electron pairs total, including one lone pair.Homework Equations
N/A just nh3 molecular geometry The Attempt at a Solution
Should the e- pair...
Hi, I thought that ClF3 is trigonal bipyramid or triangular bipyramidal. But it is not, so I don't know what it should be named in molecular geometry.
Thank you so much to whom ever will answer my confusing thoughts right now! Thank you!
Find the electronic & molecular geometry and polarity of the molecule XeO3F2
For both electronic and molecular geometry I found to be trigonal bipyramid.
The polarity of this molecule is Polar.
Is this correct?
Draw the lewis dot, identify the electronic and molecular geometry and determine the polarity of a) NO2Cl and b) SOCl2
a) N has 6 valence electrons
O has 6(2) = 12 valence electrons
Cl has 7 valence electrons
Total : 25
For the Lewis Structure: (* is for space)
O-N-O
**|
**Cl
I...
Homework Statement
What are the molecular geometry structure?
1. SeO3
2. SeO2
3. SCl2
The choices are:
a.linear
b. square planar
c. tetrahedral
d. trigonal planar
e. trigonal pyramidal
f. V-shaped
I can't figure out the molecular geometry for C2H4Cl2 (dichloroethane). The e- pair geometry seems to be tetrahedral, but I'm not sure for molecular. Any help?
Howdy,
I'm trying to calculate the angles between the repulsion of electrons. Well, it looks like a vector problem. Basically, can I just think of 360º between each of the individual the XY, XZ, and YZ planes. If I set everything up with generic variables to everything, will they drop out at...