HDS asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 1 decade ago

What causes water molecules to have a bent shape, according VSEPR theory?

a. interaction between the fixed orbitals of the unshared pairs of oxygen

b. repulsive forces between unshaired pairs of electrons

c. ionic attraction and repulsion

d. the unusual location of the free electrons

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  • weeee
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    1 decade ago
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    B) Repulsive forces between unshared pairs of electrons

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  • 4 years ago

    A due to repulsion between lone pairs of oxygen and bond pairs.

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  • 1 decade ago

    What does R stand for in VSEPR?

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