VSEPR

Chemistry

 

purpose

build & sketch models of molecules with a single central atom and 2 - 6 outer atoms

materials

VSEPR model kit

methods

please be gentle with the models, so they don't break

 

content of lab report  (26 points)

based on your model, fill-in the below table. 

chemical name of molecule's shape sketch, include / mark bond angle(s) nonpolar or polar cpd ? basis ?
CO2
     
BF3
     
NO2 -
     
CBr4
     
NH3
     
H2O
     
PCl5
     
SF4
     
ClF3
     
XeF2
     
SF6
     
BrF5
     
XeF4
     

in your sketch, use the convention

thick line = bond in the front of the plane of atoms in the molecule

dotted or dashed line = bond in the back of the plane of atoms in the molecule

resource

lab activity source (examples):  site 1  & site 2 [access 4 / 2009]