Today we began to talk about molecular geometry. We briefly mentioned three shapes that molecules can take:
- Tetrahedral: five atoms, in a pyramid
- Trigonal Planar: four atoms, in a triangle
- Linear: three atoms, in a line
We also began to talk about how molecular geometry influences polarity, but we will revisit that tomorrow.
Aim: How does molecular geometry affect polarity?
Presentation: [gview file=”https://www.whsad.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Molecular-Geometry-Part-1.pptx”]