Problem: Complete the blanks:Molecular geometry focuses on the arrangement of   ["bonding pairs", "lone pairs", "electron groups", "atoms"] in a molecule and electron geometry focuses on the arrangement of   ["electron groups", "lone pairs", "bonding pairs", "atoms"]

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Molecular Geometry

  • A domain represents the number of surrounding elements and lone pairs on the central element. Under molecular geometry we treat surrounding elements as different from the lone pairs on the central element. 

A = Central Element  X = Surrounding Element          E = Lone Pair (nonbonding electrons)

Electronic Geometry

  • Under electronic geometry we treat surrounding elements and lone pairs on the central element as the same. 

A = Central Element      X = Surrounding Element & Lone Pairs on Central Element


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Complete the blanks:

Molecular geometry focuses on the arrangement of   ["bonding pairs", "lone pairs", "electron groups", "atoms"] in a molecule and electron geometry focuses on the arrangement of   ["electron groups", "lone pairs", "bonding pairs", "atoms"]

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