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Molecular shape

  1. May 9, 2008 #1
    What's the difference between "Electron Domain Geometry" and "Molecular Shape"?

    Please help!! Thanks
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    From what I remember the electron domain geometry pertains to the arrangment of electrons around the central atom while molecular shape is in reference to the arrangement of bonds around the central atom.

    One can be different then the other for instance consider water - its molecular shape is considered bent while its electron geometry is tetrahedral.
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