2 VSEPR In the valence-shell electron-pair repulsion theory (VSEPR), the electron groups around a central atomare arranged as far apart from each other as possible.have the least amount of repulsion of the negatively charged electrons.have a geometry around the central atom that determines molecular shape.
3 Guide to Predicting Molecular Shape (VSEPR Theory) 1. Write the electron-dot structure.2. Arrange the electron groups around thecentral atom to minimize repulsion.3. Use the atoms bonded to the central to determine theshape of the molecule.