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7th edition 2E #5

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:30 pm
by Adrian C 1D
A)What is the shape of a ClO2+ ion?
B)What is the expected OCLO bond angle?

I know the bond angle would not be 180 degrees since the shape is not linear, but the answer says it is slightly less than 120 degrees. How did they arrive at this answer?

Re: 7th edition 2E #5

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:39 pm
by Jordan Lo 2A
Adrian C 1D wrote:A)What is the shape of a ClO2+ ion?
B)What is the expected OCLO bond angle?

I know the bond angle would not be 180 degrees since the shape is not linear, but the answer says it is slightly less than 120 degrees. How did they arrive at this answer?


Because the molecule has lone pairs, it is bent

Re: 7th edition 2E #5

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:56 am
by Vanadium Wang 4H
If you draw out the Lewis structure for ClO2+, you will see that Cl is attached to one O by a double bond and the other by a single bond while Cl has a lone pair. The VSEPR formula for ClO2+ is AX2E1 which has bond angles slightly <120o