SAT II Chemistry : VSEPR Theory

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SAT II Chemistry

varsity tutors app store varsity tutors android store

Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Vsepr Theory

Based on VSEPR theory and electron configurations, which of the following molecules is not matched with its correct geometry?

Possible Answers:

 - Linear

 - Trigonal planar

 - Bent (v-shaped)

 - Tetrahedral

 - Linear

Correct answer:

 - Trigonal planar


 has three bonding pairs and one non-bonding pair, which is the geometry for trigonal pyramidal, not trigonal planar.

Learning Tools by Varsity Tutors

Incompatible Browser

Please upgrade or download one of the following browsers to use Instant Tutoring: