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Chemistry

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Steven S. Zumdahl + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305957404
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Chemistry

10th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305957404

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Chapter 8, Problem 119E
Textbook Problem
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Predict the molecular structure (including bond angles) for each of the following.

  1. a. SeO3
  2. b. SeO2

Expert Solution

(a)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

For the given molecules, molecular structure should be predicted.

Concept Introduction:

  • Chemical properties of a molecule can be determined from the structure of molecule.
  • Valence shell electron pair repulsion (VSEPR) model is useful in predicting the geometry of a molecule.
  • The main postulates of this model are that the structure around a given atom is determined by minimizing electron pair repulsions. The bonding and non-bonding pairs around a given atom will be positioned as far apart as possible.

To draw : The strucure of given molecules

Explanation of Solution

SeO3

In the case of SeO3, there are three pairs of electrons around the selenium atom

Expert Solution

(b)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

For the given molecules, molecular structure should be predicted.

Concept Introduction:

  • Chemical properties of a molecule can be determined from the structure of molecule.
  • Valence shell electron pair repulsion (VSEPR) model is useful in predicting the geometry of a molecule.
  • The main postulates of this model are that the structure around a given atom is determined by minimizing electron pair repulsions. The bonding and non-bonding pairs around a given atom will be positioned as far apart as possible.

To draw : The strucure of given molecules

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