Problem: Explain the difference between electron geometry and molecular geometry.

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In this problem, we are asked to determine the difference between electron geometry and molecular geometry.


In the absence of a lone pair in a compound, molecular geometry and electronic geometry are the same. 

  • Thus, lone pairs are the point of difference between the two geometries.


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Explain the difference between electron geometry and molecular geometry.

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