What's in a Medicine (WM) Bonding and Structure

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The Shapes of Molecules

Arrangements of electrons can be represented by a dot and cross diagram.

Shape

Bond pairs

Bond angle

Example

Tetrahedral

4

109°

Methane CH4

Linear

2

180°

Carbon dioxide CO2

Planar

3

120°

BF3

Bipyramidal

5

120°, 90°

Phosphorus pentachloride PCl5

Octohedral

6

90°

[Ca(H2O)6]2+   SF6

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