(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)
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I think since there is an unpaired electron, the half-filled lone-pair orbital would demand less space. So if it demands less space than a full one then the bond angle would open up slightly. Someone correct me if I am off please haha. An example of this would be NO2
I think you’re right Mariah. Even though a radical would still be counted as a region of electron density just like a lone pair, because there is only one electron, it won’t repel the shared electrons as much as a lone pair would, therefore resulting in a larger bond angle.
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