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The geometric arrangement of electron pairs around a given atom is determined principal by the tendency to minimize between the electron pairs.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The correct term corresponding to given blank is to be stated.

The geometric arrangement of electrons around a given atom is determined principally by the tendency to minimize _______ between the electron pairs.

Concept Introduction:

The VSEPR model is based on an important assumption according to which, “In a molecule, the surrounding atoms and electrons should be 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 shape.

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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. The shape or geometry of the molecule is attained by minimizing the repulsion between the electron pairs...

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