Tetrahedral molecules

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Emma Randolph 1J
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Tetrahedral molecules

Postby Emma Randolph 1J » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:45 am

Do all tetrahedral molecules have a 109.5 degree angle in between the atoms?

gillianozawa4I
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Re: Tetrahedral molecules

Postby gillianozawa4I » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:51 am

Yes, tetrahedral molecules all have 109.5 degree angles because they consist of a central atom surrounded by four surrounding atoms, without any lone pairs on the central atom. Lone pairs on the central atom cause the angles to change due to their negative charge. Hope this helps!

Annalyn Diaz 1J
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Re: Tetrahedral molecules

Postby Annalyn Diaz 1J » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:52 am

Don’t quote me on this, but I believe that if the shape is tetrahedral, the bond angle should be 109.5° for the most part.

harperlacroix1a
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Re: Tetrahedral molecules

Postby harperlacroix1a » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:47 pm

Yes, the way he spoke about it in lecture today was that since it is 3d, the tetrahedral molecules have bond angles of 109.5 degrees

Kyither Min 2K
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Re: Tetrahedral molecules

Postby Kyither Min 2K » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:15 pm

Yes, tetrahedral molecules should have a bond angle of 109.5


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