Determining Exact Bond Angle  [ENDORSED]

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jadam_1E
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Determining Exact Bond Angle

Postby jadam_1E » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:25 am

Hi all, when determining the bond angle for a molecule that has, say, the VSEPR formula AX2E, meaning it has a bent shape with one lone electron pair, do we need to know the exact bond angle or is it enough to know that the bond angle will be less than 120 degrees because of the extra repelling force of the lone pair?

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Re: Determining Exact Bond Angle  [ENDORSED]

Postby Susu Le 1F » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:59 am

I’m pretty sure that it is enough to know that the bond angle is less than 120.

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Re: Determining Exact Bond Angle

Postby Lenaschelzig1C » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:37 pm

My ta said that it was okay just to know that it is less than 120 degrees!


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