Shapes of Molecules

Basic information about each shape.

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  • Created by: Jesse
  • Created on: 15-12-11 17:16

Octahedral Molecules

These contain:

6 bond pairs, 0 lone pairs                                                                         Bond angle: 90

Example: SF6

(http://wiki.chemeddl.org/mediawiki/images/thumb/1/1b/17358-lewis.png/300px-17358-lewis.png)It has a 3D shape, and is NON-POLAR.

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V-Shaped Molecules

These contain:

2 bond pairs, 2 lone pairs                                                                     Bond angle: 104.5

Example:

(http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/aquatic/sextant/physmol.gif)

It has a 2D shape, and is POLAR

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Pyramidal Molecules

These contain:

3 bond pairs, 1 lone pairs                                                                        Bond angle: 107

Example:

(http://scienceattech.com/html_pages/CHM_111_AcidBase_1_r2_html_7db56b92.png)

It has a 3D shape, and is POLAR

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Tetrahedral Molecules

These contain:

4 bond pairs, 0 lone pairs                                                                     Bond angle: 109.5

Example:

(http://www.chem.shef.ac.uk/level-4/cha96mch/td.gif)

It has a 3D shape, and is NON POLAR

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Trigonal Molecules

These contain:

3 bond pairs, 0 lone pairs                                                                        Bond angle: 120

Example:

(http://images.flatworldknowledge.com/ball/ball-fig09_x076.jpg)

It has a 2D shape, and is NON-POLAR

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Linear Molecules

These contain:

2 bond pairs, 0 lone pairs                                                                        Bond angle: 180

Example:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_1_LS84cY-dc/RYwSLWpmvnI/AAAAAAAAABs/tR-dcwiIWDg/s320/Linear.bmp)

It has a 2D shape, and is NON-POLAR

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Comments

Marya

Arrange them in some kind of order! Like, smallest bond angle to biggest.

Jesse

They should be in that order!

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