Seesaw angles

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Seesaw angles

Postby Kelsey Jug 1J » Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:54 pm

For a molecule that has a seesaw shape because of one lone pair of electrons, wouldn't the bond angles be slightly less than 90 degrees and slightly less than 180 degrees because of the repulsion from the lone pair?

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Re: Seesaw angles

Postby Eliza_Beglari_2L » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:29 pm

Yes, the angles are slightly less than 90 and 180 degrees

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