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Why is the geometric structure of a molecule important, especially for biological molecules?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The reason as to why the geometric structure of a molecule is important, especially for biological molecules is to be stated.

Concept Introduction:

All molecules have their specific shapes. The geometry of molecule is determined by the electron pairs which are present around the central atom.

The formula to calculate the number of electron pairs in compound is,

Electronpair=bondpair+lonepair

Some of the important biological molecules are proteins, carbohydrates, and amino acids.

Explanation

Geometric structures give information regarding the three dimensional shapes of the substances. Biological molecules such as proteins selectively interact with other substances on the basis of their shapes. It also leads to the formation of efficient and new drugs...

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