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Bond Strain

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:02 am
by Leonardo_VegaHidalgo_2E
In a bond strain, what causes the bond to not be at an ideal angle?

Re: Bond Strain

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:17 am
by Milan Hirpara 3K
The structure of the bond causes it to not be an ideal angle. For example, if you are working with a cyclopropane, the angle can not be the ideal 109.5 degrees because the structure of the molecule must form an equilateral triangle, which has angles of 60 degrees.