Explain how VSEPR theory predicts the shapes of molecules.
Molecule shapes can be predicted based on Lewis dot structure using the VSEPR theory. VSEPR stands for Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion. It states that electron pairs in the valence shell of an atom repel each other; their molecular geometry is the result of this repulsion.
Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
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