Problem: When drawing a compound you have to take into account two different systems of geometrical shape. With the MOLECULAR geometry you treat lone pairs (nonbonding electrons) and surrounding elements as different.   With the ELECTRONIC geometry you treat lone pairs (nonbonding electrons) and surrounding elements as the same. They are both treated as X.  

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When drawing a compound you have to take into account two different systems of geometrical shape.

  • With the MOLECULAR geometry you treat lone pairs (nonbonding electrons) and surrounding elements as different.
  • With the ELECTRONIC geometry you treat lone pairs (nonbonding electrons) and surrounding elements as the same. They are both treated as X.

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