Molecular Modeling Activity

Students work together to explain the VSEPR theory and how it relates to molecules. They name electron pairs that can surround the central atom of an organism. They discuss the factors that determine the polarity of a molecule as well.

9th - 12th Science 8 Views 23 Downloads
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