VSEPR Definition

VSEPR trigonal planar molecule, using the AXE method.
VSEPR trigonal planar molecule, using the AXE method. Ben Mills

Definition: VSEPR is the acronym for Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion theory. VESPR is a model used to predict the geometry of molecules based on minimizing the electrostatic repulsion of a molecule's valence electrons around a central atom.

Pronunciation: vesper

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