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- Valence shell electron pair repulsion: a model used to predict the shape of individual molecules based upon the extent of electron-pair electrostatic repulsion.
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As far as "self-organizing" goes, I can only assume BGT takes issue with concepts like kinetics and thermodynamics, as well as potential energy, VSEPR, Molecular Orbital Theory, and steric hindrance.
VSEPR, the O-S-O angle is more open than the F-S-F angle, 124° and 97°, respectively. sulfur dioxide:
BTW - Lenny’s point was that gravity theory, quantum theory, atomic theory, VSEPR theory, germ theory, relativity theory, evolutionary theory are all science.
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