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ClO2+

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:26 pm
by aaronharouni
Why does the electron pair on central Cl atom of ClO2+ result in a trigonal planar arrangement?

Re: ClO2+

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:22 pm
by 904901860
its molecular shape is trigonal planar because there are two atoms attached to the central atom, but the electron pair arrangement would be bent since there are two lone pairs and therefore the atoms are repulsed from the lone pairs creating a bent shape

Re: ClO2+

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:27 pm
by Ray Guo 4C
Shouldn't the molecule be linear? If the chlorine atom has two lone pairs and two bonding pairs.

Re: ClO2+

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:48 pm
by Destiny Diaz 4D
I understood the shape to be angular from the solutions but I don't understand why.

Re: ClO2+

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:50 pm
by Destiny Diaz 4D
Destiny Diaz 4D wrote:I understood the shape to be angular from the solutions but I don't understand why.

I believe that because the steric number is four and since there are two lone pairs then the shape is angular but I still am slightly confused.

Re: ClO2+

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:42 am
by Esther Lee 4H
ray_guo wrote:Shouldn't the molecule be linear? If the chlorine atom has two lone pairs and two bonding pairs.


if there are two lone pairs and two bonding pairs it should be bent. I know it sounds weird bc the two bonding and lone "cancel" each other out but if you think about it, we all know the shape of H2O to be bent even though it has 2 lone pairs and 2 bonding. my TA said in discussion today that even though technically it should cancel out, it was geometrically found to repel each other resulting in a bent shape. so ClO2+ should be a bent shape.

here's a chart I find useful in determining shape:
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/8c/76/d0 ... bf7f24.png

Re: ClO2+

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:27 pm
by Ray Guo 4C
Esther Lee 4D wrote:
ray_guo wrote:Shouldn't the molecule be linear? If the chlorine atom has two lone pairs and two bonding pairs.


if there are two lone pairs and two bonding pairs it should be bent. I know it sounds weird bc the two bonding and lone "cancel" each other out but if you think about it, we all know the shape of H2O to be bent even though it has 2 lone pairs and 2 bonding. my TA said in discussion today that even though technically it should cancel out, it was geometrically found to repel each other resulting in a bent shape. so ClO2+ should be a bent shape.

here's a chart I find useful in determining shape:
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/8c/76/d0 ... bf7f24.png


Thank you!

Re: ClO2+

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:37 pm
by Tinisha 1G
This molecule has a bent shape. There are three electron densities and one lone pair, making the molecular shape bent.