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Ch.1 Matter and Measurements
Ch.2 Atoms and the Periodic Table
Ch.3 Ionic Compounds
Ch.4 Molecular Compounds
Ch.5 Classification & Balancing of Chemical Reactions
Ch.6 Chemical Reactions & Quantities
Ch.7 Energy, Rate and Equilibrium
Ch.8 Gases, Liquids and Solids
Ch.9 Solutions
Ch.10 Acids and Bases
Ch.11 Nuclear Chemistry
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Covalent Bonds
Naming Binary Molecular Compounds
Molecular Models
Bonding Preferences
Lewis Dot Structures: Neutral Compounds (Simplified)
Multiple Bonds
Multiple Bonds (Simplified)
Lewis Dot Structures: Multiple Bonds
Lewis Dot Structures: Ions (Simplified)
Lewis Dot Structures: Exceptions (Simplified)
Resonance Structures (Simplified)
Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion Theory (Simplified)
Electron Geometry (Simplified)
Molecular Geometry (Simplified)
Bond Angles (Simplified)
Dipole Moment (Simplified)
Molecular Polarity (Simplified)

Molecular Geometry is the true shape of a molecule that takes into account differences in repulsion between lone pairs and surrounding elements.

Molecular Geometry

Concept #1: Two Electron Groups

Concept #2: Three Electron Groups

The molecular geometry of a compound treats surrounding elements and lone pairs on the central element as different.

Example #1: Determine the molecular geometry for the following molecule: BCl3

Concept #3: Four Electron Groups

Example #2: Determine the molecular geometry for the following ion: NH4+