Homework #4.9  [ENDORSED]

(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)

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Homework #4.9

Postby Noemi Mendez 1D » Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:19 pm

How would you know which angle would be the one they are asking for? (ClICl)
Wouldn't all three be named the same?

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Re: Homework #4.9

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:47 pm

The wording is not very clear.

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Re: Homework #4.9

Postby Kiara1F » Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:23 pm

I believe so.. those are thinly angles. I don't think they would ask for the angle going across with the CL I CL so it would be the L shaped angle

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Re: Homework #4.9

Postby marina_salama1A » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:12 am

I believe that in this case we can definitely use the little formulas we were given in class and discussion to help us out! In this case, AX3E2 will have to be T-shaped and AX3E is going to form trigonal pyramidal shape. hope that helps at all.

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Re: Homework #4.9  [ENDORSED]

Postby Rika Jitosho 2E » Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:28 pm

Yep! Since the shape of the ICl3 molecule is T-shaped with 3 bonds and 2 lone pairs, we know that the ClICl bond angles are all the same, and should each be less than 90 degrees.

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