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How do we deal with multiple bonds in VSEPR theory?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The criterion that is used to deal with multiple bonds in VSEPR theory is to be stated.

Concept Introduction:

The VSEPR model is based on an important assumption according to which, “In a molecule, the surrounding atoms and electrons should arranged in way that the central atom should feel minimum repulsion from all of them”. The shape in VSEPR model gives specific angles for the corresponding shapes.

Explanation

VSEPR theory is an important model that is frequently used in chemistry to decide the shape and geometry of the molecules. VSEPR model is the extension of Lewis model as the Lewis model is not able to explain the shape of the molecules. In terms of electron density it is given that both the bonding electrons as well as lone pair of electrons holds the shape of the molecule.

According to VSEPR theory, the multiple bonds like double bond or triple bond are considered as the single electron pair or single bond...

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