What VSEPR shape is H_2O?

Mar 28, 2016

Best structure, V shaped , Angular Shaped

Explanation:

Water molecule has 8 electrons around the central oxygen atom. We can assume that there are four electron pairs arranged in a tetrahedral shape.

Here we see there are two bonding pairs and two lone pairs surrounding the Oxygen atom . The resulting shape is bent/V shaped/ angular with an H-O-H angle of 104.5°.

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