The pairs of electrons in the valence shell of an atom repel one another, which explains why they need to be as far apart from one another as possible. This dictates the geometry of the molecule. Duration: 3:40.
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6.10a What does VSEPR stand for?
6.10b Does John goof by saying “molecule” when he meant to say “atom” or does he goof by saying “atom” when he meant to say “molecule”?
6.10c How many faces are there on a tetrahedron?
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