Predicting the electron domain and molecular geometries

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The information provided in the statement already gives the answer for the predicted electron domain and molecular geometries, specifically that the electron domain is tetrahedral and the molecular geometry is bent/ v-shaped. This can be determined by using VSEPR, which is a model that predicts the geometry of molecules based on the repulsion of electron domains around the central atom.
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Predict the electron domain and molecular geometries around the oxygen atom of molecule A using VSEPR.
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The answer for electron domain is tetrahedral and molecular geometry is bent/ v-shaped.
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I would like to know how can we determine or tell from the diagram that the electron domain is tetrahedral and molecular geometry is bent/ v-shaped?

thanks
 
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Joe20 said:
Homework Statement: Predict the electron domain and molecular geometries around the oxygen atom of molecule A using VSEPR.
Relevant Equations: The answer for electron domain is tetrahedral and molecular geometry is bent/ v-shaped.

I would like to know how can we determine or tell from the diagram that the electron domain is tetrahedral and molecular geometry is bent/ v-shaped?
Since this is a schoolwork question, please tell us what you think the answers are and why. Thanks.
 
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Joe20 said:
Homework Statement: Predict the electron domain and molecular geometries around the oxygen atom of molecule A using VSEPR.
Relevant Equations: The answer for electron domain is tetrahedral and molecular geometry is bent/ v-shaped.

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I would like to know how can we determine or tell from the diagram that the electron domain is tetrahedral and molecular geometry is bent/ v-shaped?

thanks
Trick question.
 

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