Molecular Shape

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Lumbini Chandrasekera 1B
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Molecular Shape

Postby Lumbini Chandrasekera 1B » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:29 pm

For a shape to be linear (bond angle 180), do the two atoms on either side of the central atom have to be of the same element?

daisyjimenezt
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Re: Molecular Shape

Postby daisyjimenezt » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:49 pm

No. An example of this is hydrogen cyanide

Kelsey Li 3B
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Re: Molecular Shape

Postby Kelsey Li 3B » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:59 pm

If it is a linear shape, the two atoms on either side of the central atom doesn't have to be the same element.


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