The VSEPR model of molecular geometry

I. Hargittai, B. Chamberland

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Abstract

The valence shell electron-pair repulsion model successfully accounts for geometrical variations in extensive classes of compounds. According to its basic postulate the geometry of a molecule is determined by the space requirements of all electron pairs in the valence shell of the central atom. The compatibility of a structure with this model must be tested by examining the variations of all angles of all electron pairs in the valence shell.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1021-1038
Number of pages18
JournalComputers and Mathematics with Applications
Volume12
Issue number3-4 PART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986

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The VSEPR model of molecular geometry. / Hargittai, I.; Chamberland, B.

In: Computers and Mathematics with Applications, Vol. 12, No. 3-4 PART 2, 1986, p. 1021-1038.

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Hargittai, I. ; Chamberland, B. / The VSEPR model of molecular geometry. In: Computers and Mathematics with Applications. 1986 ; Vol. 12, No. 3-4 PART 2. pp. 1021-1038.
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