Problem: What is the physical basis for the VSEPR model?

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We have to explain the physical basis of the VSEPR model.


The Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion Theory (VSEPR) is a model used to predict the shapes of molecules.


The valence electron pairs (bond pairs and lone pairs) are arranged around the central atom in a way that there is minimum repulsion between any two electron pairs.

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What is the physical basis for the VSEPR model?

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