VSEPR Theory..... I am completely at ease with being able to use VSEPR theory to answer questions, etc, but I just cant get my head round why it actually happens? All im told is "electron clouds repel each other to be as far apart as possible", but this seems to completely disagree with the idea of orbitals, etc - the places where elctrons must be. (95% of the time of course... ) The electron pairs are present in orbital which exist in certain places around the nuncleus - why would these move? Thats treating them as if they are solid themselves, like balloons - which they are not. Is the answer to this a bit more advanced than the "electron clouds repel each other to be as far apart as possible" statement lets on? (ie - does it result from hybridization, etc? ) Thanks in advance.