Problem: Why is molecular geometry important?

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We are asked about the importance of molecular geometry.

Whenever we draw a molecule we must take into account two different systems of geometrical shape. 

  • The electronic geometry of a compound treats surrounding elements and lone pairs on the central element as the same.
  • The molecular geometry of a compound treats surrounding elements and lone pairs on the central as different

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Why is molecular geometry important?

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