Rabbit-Ears Hybrids, VSEPR Sterics, and Other Orbital Anachronisms.

@article{Clauss2014RabbitEarsHV,
  title={Rabbit-Ears Hybrids, VSEPR Sterics, and Other Orbital Anachronisms.},
  author={A. D. Clauss and S. Nelsen and M. Ayoub and John W. Moore and C. Landis and F. Weinhold},
  journal={Chemistry Education Research and Practice},
  year={2014},
  volume={15},
  pages={417-434}
}
We describe the logical flaws, experimental contradictions, and unfortunate educational repercussions of common student misconceptions regarding the shapes and properties of lone pairs, inspired by overemphasis on “valence shell electron pair repulsion” (VSEPR) rationalizations in current freshman-level chemistry textbooks. VSEPR-style representations of orbital shape and size are shown to be fundamentally inconsistent with numerous lines of experimental and theoretical evidence, including… Expand
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