Shapes of small covalently bonded molecules and ions

Chemistry

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: Laura
  • Created on: 02-03-10 17:34

Electron pair repulsion theory

Electron pairs repel each other and take up positions in space so that repulsions are at a minimum.

2 ep

Linear

180 degrees

BeCl2

3 ep

Plane trigonal

120 degrees

BF3

1 of 2

Shapes

4 ep

Tetrahedral

109.5 degrees

CH4

5 ep

Trigonal based bypyramidal

120 and 90 degrees

PF5

2 of 2

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Chemistry resources:

See all Chemistry resources »See all Bonding & shapes resources »