Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion Theory?


The valence shell electron pair repulsion theory or VSEPR, is based on the idea that the valence electrons pairs that normally surround an atom actually repel each other. In order to minimize this repulsion, the theory states that the electron pairs will arrange themselves in a specific way which results in a molecular geometric shape. It was in 1957 that this theory was refined by two men, Ronald Gillespie and Ronald S. Nyholm.
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The VSEPR theory says that a molecule will achieve a
(1) Electrons in molecules and ions are associated in pairs. (There are very few “odd” molecules amongst the compounds of the main group elements; NO2, OCl2 are two examples
It is often called "valence shell electron pair repulsion" or VSEPR. It is the idea that in a compound, the pairs of electrons around a central atom will be distributed
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