SHAPES OF MOLECULES
MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
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Here is a good link illustrating Lewis Structure and VESPR
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Our chosen values for EN Difference:
diff EN = 0 => Pure Covalent bond
diff EN < 0,5 => Non-poalr Covalent
diff EN < 2 => Polar Covalent
diff EN >=2 => Ionic
Please remember this is a continuum and not definite values.
VSEPR THEORY RULEZ!!! http://www.chem.purdue.edu/gchelp/vsepr/whatis2.html
Check out Components of a Vector Vid to the right.
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