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Molecules in this category are all triatomics (molecules containing
three atoms). There are only two electron groups around the
central atom. Both electron groups are bonds to the outer atoms.
The configuration is specified as AX2, where A represents the
central atom and each X represents one of the other atoms.
|Formula||Lewis Structure||Live 3-D view||Download for Jmol/Rasmol
Molecular Viewer Instructions
Brief Instructions for Molecular Viewer
(The Open Source Applet JSmol/Jmol
When you select a molecule you will see a rotating image of the
molecule displayed above using the Jmol/JSmol applet.
instructions for the viewer.
|Rotate the molecule
||Hold down the mouse button and drag the cursor over the image.
|Zoom the view
||Hold down the shift key and the mouse button while dragging up or down
over the image
|Start/stop automatic spin
||Right-click over the image and select "on" or "off" from the "Spin"
submenu. On a single button mouse try holding the <option>,
<ctrl> or <cmd> keys down while holding the mouse button.
still download the molecule files readable by Jmol or Rasmol by clicking on the link
use Jmol or Rasmol to view the files. See the tutorial introduction
for more information.
Last Update: November 17, 2016
by J. Gutow