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Solution: What is the physical basis for the VSEPR model?

Solution: What is the physical basis for the VSEPR model?

Problem

What is the physical basis for the VSEPR model?

Solution

We have to explain the physical basis of the VSEPR model.


The Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion Theory (VSEPR) is a model used to predict the shapes of molecules.


The valence electron pairs (bond pairs and lone pairs) are arranged around the central atom in a way that there is minimum repulsion between any two electron pairs.

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