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Title Molecule Shapes - Guided-Inquiry Activity
Description Learning goals for this Guided-Inquiry Activity include the following. Students will be able to: • Determine electron geometry and molecule geometry for molecules using VSEPR theory. • Explain the role that nonbonding electron pairs play in determining molecule geometry. • Predict bond angles in covalent molecules as well as deviations from idealized bond angles.
Subject Chemistry
Level Undergrad - Intro
Type Guided Activity
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords 3D drawing, POGIL, bonding, geometry, guided inquiry, lone pairs, molecule, shapes
Simulation(s) Molecule Shapes (HTML5), Molecule Shapes


Author(s) Timothy Herzog, Emily Moore
Contact Email phethelp@colorado.edu
School / Organization PhET
Date submitted 11/2/14
Date updated 6/23/15