Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion

H2O Water

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Sulfur Tetrafluoride

SF6 polyhedron Water Water has 8 electrons around the central oxygen atom. This means there are four electron pairs arranged in a tetrahedral shape. There are two bonding pairs and two lone pairs. ClF3 PF5 polyhedron The resulting shape is bent with an H-O-H angle of 104.5°.

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Related structures H2O | NH3 | CH4 | PF5 |SF4 |ClF3 | SF6 | XeF4