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Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR)

Welcome to this introduction to VSEPR rules for the prediction of molecular shape. In addition, try the Sheffield Chemputer one component of which is an interactive VSEPR calculator.

Viewing the chemical structures

This VSEPR package use the Jmol molecule viewer.

Source of this material

By arrangement with the publisher (Oxford University Press), this introduction to VSEPR is a hypertext version of Chapter 4 in my book on Chemical Bonding, one of the Oxford Chemistry Primers. I hope you enjoy it and whether you do or don't, please send feedback.

Title: Chemical Bonding
Author: Mark J Winter
Published in: 1994
Published by: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0 19 855694 2 (paperback) and 0 19 855695 0 (hardback)

If you want other information on VSEPR try searching on VSEPR at the Sheffield Chemdex or try this VSEPR tutorial by John Nash at Purdue University, USA.

Copyright

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A VSEPR tutorial on the WWW

VSEPR tutorial on the WWW, URL: http://winter.group.shef.ac.uk/vsepr/
Copyright 1996-2006 Mark Winter [The University of Sheffield]. All rights reserved.
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