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would you expect an H2Se molecule to have a shape similar to that of water?
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    Similar yes, there are two lone pairs. The is whether hybridization will take place (it doesn't). Actual H angles is about 91 degrees, compared to water of about 104 degrees. The point is that the molecule is not linear, but bent.

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