Square Planar

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Amanda Hagen 1L
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Square Planar

Postby Amanda Hagen 1L » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:25 pm

What are the bond angles for molecule with a square planar molecular shape?

Jean Mok 3K
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Re: Square Planar

Postby Jean Mok 3K » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:27 pm

They are 90 degrees or 180 degrees.

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Re: Square Planar

Postby CalebBurns3L » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:54 pm

90 degrees between atoms on the side and 180 between atoms if you're going over the lone pairs on the central atom.

Nehal Banik
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Re: Square Planar

Postby Nehal Banik » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:58 pm

The electron arrangement is AX4E2, therefore it forms a square shape because the dipole moments are all cancelled out, therefore it form a 90 degree angle with the adjacent atoms and also forms a linear 180 degree angle with the central atom and the two adjacent atoms.

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