Shapes of Simple Molecules - Part 2
Learners examine how five or six groups of electrons around a central atom cause the shape of the molecule to be trigonal bipyramidal, seesaw, T-shaped, linear, octahedral, square pyramidal, or square planar. Seven examples and three interactive questions are provided in this animated activity.
In this interactive and animated object, students distribute the valence electrons in simple covalent molecules with one central atom. Six rules are followed to show the bonding and nonbonding electrons in Lewis dot structures. The process is well illustrated with eight worked examples and two interactive practice problems.