PROBLEM 16Q

What is the difference between electron geometry and molecular geometiy in VSEPR theory?

Solution 16Q

The difference between electron geometry and molecular geometry in VSEPR theory is given below.

Electron geometry is determined by number of electron groups present in the molecule.

For example:

Electron groups | Electron Geometry |

2 | linear |

3 | Trigonal planar |

4 | tetrahedral |

5 | Trigonal bipyramidal |

6 | octahedral. |

On the other hand, molecular geometry is dependent...