Molecular Geometry and VSEPRIdeal Structures

    This page leads to examples of molecules whose geometries are determined by the number of directions electron pairs are oriented in around the central atom.  These molecules can be manipulated with your mouse using a plug-in called Chime.  If the structure on this page does not display, please download and install Chime before proceeding.

    This site provides a summary of the information you discovered in the lab activity "It's All in the Shape".

Molecules with Electrons Oriented in Two Directions

Molecules with Electrons Oriented in Three Directions

Molecules with Electrons Oriented in Four Directions

Molecules with Electrons Oriented in Five Directions

Molecules with Electrons Oriented in Six Directions

Created by Barbara Gage            Look for a Chime Tutorial Here