Molecule Shapes: Basics

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  • Molecular Geometry
  • Bonds
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  • Molecular Geometry
  • Bonds
  • Bond angle
  • Molecules


Explore molecule shapes by building molecules in 3D! Find out how a molecule's shape changes as you add atoms to a molecule.

Sample Learning Goals

  • Recognize that molecule shape is due to repulsions between atoms.
  • Recognize that bonds are not fixed in place, but can rotate around in response to repulsions.
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