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VSEPR Theory


Valence shell electron pair repulsion (VSEPR) theory suggests that the electron pairs surrounding the central atom repel each other and tend to occupy such positions around the central atom that minimize this repulsion. According to this theory, the geometry of a molecule depends upon the total number of electron pairs present around the central atom.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this module, you will be able to:
- Explain valence shell electron pair repulsion (VSEPR) theory.
- Predict the geometry of individual molecules from the number of electron pairs surrounding their central atoms.

Keywords Molecular Geometry , Hybridization , Bond Angle , Electron Domain
Controller Required Yes
Languages English - US , 中文 , عربي , Español , Tiếng Việt
Domain K-12
Topic Code SS200034
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