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Molecular Geometry

Predictable Rules, Vsepr Theory And Bond Angles, Bonds And Electron Pairs, Limitations Of Rules And Exceptions

The arrangement of atoms within a molecule determines not only the shape of the molecule, but also many of its physical properties. In many cases, dealing with molecules of biological significance, the spatial arrangement of atoms determines whether or not the molecule—or the compound containing the molecule—is "biologically active" (e.g., whether a drug containing a particular molecule will be effective).


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