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Molecules: Shape and Geometry

Abstract

A molecule is not simply a collection of its constituent atoms. It is kept together by interactions among these atoms. Thus, for some purposes it is better to consider the molecule as consisting of the nuclei of its constituent atoms and its electron density distribution. Generally, it is the geometry and symmetry of the arrangement of the atomic nuclei that is considered to be the geometry and symmetry of the molecule itself.

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Lone Pair Electron Pair Symmetry Plane Potential Energy Function Valence Shell 
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