chemistry

posted by .

what are the favored geometrical arrangements for abn molecules which the A atom has 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 pairs of electrons in its valence shell?

  • chemistry -

    what's abn mean?

  • chemistry -

    its the ABn molecules, which is related to VSPER

  • chemistry -

    I guess A is one atom, B is another atom, what's n. Perhaps the number of B atoms? Or is that supposed to stand for the number of unpaired electrons?

  • chemistry -

    2 is linear. 3 is trigonal. 4 is tetrahedral. 5 is trigonal bipyramidal. And 6 is octahedral.

  • chemistry -

    A is the central atom and B is an atom bonded to the central atom. n is the number of B atoms.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. science

    How many valence electrons must a calcium atom lose to get 8 valence electrons?
  2. Chemistry-Bonding

    Classify the following bonds as ionic, covalent, or neither (O, atomic number 8; F, atomic number 9; Na, atomic number 11; Cl, atomic number 17; U, atomic number 92). a.) O with F _________ b.) Ca with Cl __________ c.) Na with Na …
  3. CHEMISTRY

    What is the geometric structure of the water molecule?
  4. chemistry- thank you

    How many valence shell electrons are there in a ground state silicon atom?
  5. Chemistry

    Which atom has the smallest valence p atomic orbital?
  6. Science ~CHECK MY WORK PLEASE~

    A scientist is trying to determine the identity of an element. It is highly reactive in water and forms an ionic bond with chlorine. It is also very shiny. The element is likely A. From Group 17 ********** B. From Group 1 C. From Group …
  7. Science!

    Which is most likely to be part of an ionic bond?
  8. Science

    Which is most likely to be part of an ionic bond?
  9. chemistry

    what are the favored geometrical arrangements for ABn molecules for which the A atom has 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 pairs of electrons in in its valence shell?
  10. Science

    Which statements show how a chemical bond is formed?

More Similar Questions