Problem: The following electrostatic potential diagram represent CH4, NH3, or H2O. Label and explain your choice.

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The Electrostatic Potential Maps are three-dimensional diagrams of molecules. They enable us to visualize the charge distributions of molecules and charge related properties of molecules.

We need to recognize the molecular shapes of each molecule that is present. The molecular shape of each compound can be found as follows: 

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The following electrostatic potential diagram represent CH4, NH3, or H2O. Label and explain your choice.

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