VSEPR Definition

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

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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