VSEPR stands for valence shell electron pair theory, and it is a very important model for predicting the geometric structure of molecules. In this webinar, we will review the basics of VSEPR, orbitals shapes, hybridization, and how VSEPR can be used to understand bonding and simple organic chemistry mechanisms that involve tetrahedral intermediates. Tune in to learn about one of the most important theories of atomic chemistry!
At a glance
Determine VSEPR geometries and orbital hybridizations from chemical structures and reactions
Electronic versus molecular geometries
Common biologically relevant orgo mechanisms that go through tetrahedral intermediates
On the MCAT
VSEPR and orbital hybridizations go hand in hand. The test likes to ask about these straightforward concepts in confusing and layered ways (two questions in one).
Be comfortable applying VSEPR concepts to biologically relevant chemical structures and orgo mechanisms
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