How to Find Bond Angle

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Aliza Ajmal 1D
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How to Find Bond Angle

Postby Aliza Ajmal 1D » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:39 pm

How do you find the bond angle for a molecule or compound?

Ethan-Van To Dis2L
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Re: How to Find Bond Angle

Postby Ethan-Van To Dis2L » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:44 pm

Figure 4.1 in the textbook can help you determine the bond angles. And when they are lone pairs, the bond angle will be typically less than the standard do to the electron repulsion. So say I have a bent structure, with 3 regions of electron density. The bond angle would be less than 120 because the extra lone pair pushes the two atoms closer to each other.

Christina Cen 2J
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Re: How to Find Bond Angle

Postby Christina Cen 2J » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:51 pm

The bond angles are determined theoretically by the different geometric shapes of the compounds with consideration of any lone pairs that may change the arrangement.


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