Molecules depend on their shapes to do what they do. Many biologically active molecules rely on the “lock and key” approach to reactivity and availability – that is all based on the shapes around certain atoms.
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Find a covalently bonded molecule that has a particular shape. Post the following information:
- Name of the molecule
- Chemical Formula
- Empirical Formula
- Embed an image of the structure
- Shape of the molecule around the central atom, or choose an atom to demonstrate the shape
- Use the VSEPR chart to explain (i.e. is the central atom X2E2?)
- Provide the full electron configuration for the central atom. If your molecule doesn’t seem to have a central atom, pick one that has a few atoms bonded to it.
- Provide the full electron configuration for an atom bonded to the central atom and comment on which electrons are bonding (between the central atom & this atom)