VSEPR Models

All of the structures in the table below can be viewed in 3D, rotated,
and generally fooled around with. Have Fun!

 

Name Bonding
Groups
Lone
Pairs
Type Shape
Beryllium Hydride, BeH2 2 0 AX2 Linear
Carbon Dioxide, CO2 2 0 AX2 Linear
Iodine Dichloride Ion, ICl2- 2 3 AX2E3 Linear
Water, H2O 2 2 AX2E2 Bent
Chlorite Ion, ClO2- 2 2 AX2E2 Bent
Nitrite Ion, NO2- 2 1 AX2E Bent
Boron Trifluoride, BF3 3 0 AX3 Trigonal Planar
Carbonate Ion, CO3- 3 0 AX3 Trigonal Planar
Chlorate Ion, ClO3- 3 1 AX3E Trigonal Pyramid
Ammonia, NH3 3 1 AX3E Trigonal Pyramidal
Perchlorate Ion, ClO4- 4 0 AX4 Tetrahedral
Methane, CH4 4 0 AX4 Tetrahedral
Phosphorus Pentachloride, PCl5 5 0 AX5 Trigonal Bipyramidal
Sulfur Tetrafluoride, SF4 4 1 AX4E See-saw
Bromine Trifluoride, BrF3 3 2 AX3E2 T-shaped
Bromine Pentafluoride, BrF5 5 1 AX5E Square Pyramidal
Iodine Tetrachloride Ion, ICl4- 4 2 AX4E2 Square Planar
Sulfur Hexafluoride, SF6 6 0 AX6 Octahedral