Bond Angles

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Beatrice Petelo 1F
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Bond Angles

Postby Beatrice Petelo 1F » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:50 pm

What causes a bond angle to be less than their ideal values?

Laura Gong 3H
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Re: Bond Angles

Postby Laura Gong 3H » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:53 pm

One possible reason is when there are nonbonding electron pairs or lone pairs that occupy more space due to electron to electron repulsion. The extra space they occupy would push the bonded atoms to be closer and decrease the bond angles between the two atoms.

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