SAT II Chemistry : VSEPR Theory

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SAT II Chemistry

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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

 - Tetrahedral

 - Trigonal planar

 - Bent (v-shaped)

 - Linear

Correct answer:

 - Trigonal planar

Explanation:

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

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