VSEPR and Molecular Geometry

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Many chemistry jokes have no reaction. Presentation begins by explaining what models are and the limitations of various forms before introducing the VSEPR model. Then it outlines the rules for creating a VSEPR model and shows examples of models for steric numbers one through seven. Presentation is the third in a series of five.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use balloons to show the physical structure of the models rather than just the 2-D representation of them
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires prior knowledge of valence electrons
  • Lesson best fits after pupils are comfortable with Lewis Dot Structures
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Pros

  • Provides the presentation in three different formats, making it easy to use in any classroom
  • Includes clear representation of the visual models
Cons

  • Does not include a script or notes to help instructors teach the lesson