Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 10 - Sections 10.1-10.8 - Exercises - Review Questions: 9

Answer

The geometry of the overlapping orbitals.

Work Step by Step

In valence bond theory, the geometry of the overlapping orbitals determines the shape of the molecule.
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