I.VSEPR = Valence Shell Electron-Pair Repulsion Electron pairs repel each other This applies to bonding pairs and lone pairs alike Steps in Applying VSEPR Draw the Lewis Structure Count atoms and lone pairs and arrange them as far apart as possible
F. The Localized Electron Model
1.Draw the Lewis structure(s)
2.Determine the arrangement of electron pairs (VSEPR model).
3.Specify the necessary hybrid orbitals.
Oppositely charged ends of polar molecules
Attract each other like opposite poles of magnets