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VSEPR - Bonding and Molecular Geometry

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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 ion. Pick "ionic" in that case).
NO2+
XeF2
ClO2−

The Attempt at a Solution


NO2+ ionic
XeF2 nonpolar
ClO2− ionic


Homework Statement


What is the bond angle at the central atom of the following?
ClF2+
HCN
SO2

The Attempt at a Solution


ClF2+ 109
HCN 180
SO2 120
 

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O3 is linear
 
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Can you explain? Isn't there a lone pair in the center Oxygen atom?

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DrDu
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Of course you are right, sorry. Was thinking in another question.
 
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dextercioby
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How's XeF2 nonpolar ?
 
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DrDu
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How's XeF2 nonpolar ?
It is linear and symmetric, so can't have a dipole moment.
 

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