The possible molecular geometries are:
H can't be the central atom → O is the central atom.
Total valence electrons:
Group Valence Electrons
H 1A 2 × 1 e– = 2 e–
O 6A 1 × 6 e– = 6 e
Total: 8 valence e–
Explain why the HOH molecule is bent, whereas the HBeH molecule is linear.
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