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Square Planar Angles

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:45 pm
by Shuyi Yu 1B
In a molecule with a square planar structure will the angles between the remaining 4 bonded atoms remain 90 degrees? Or will the repulsion push them closer together?

Re: Square Planar Angles

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:36 pm
by Aili Ye 4L
The angle remains 90 degrees. The repulsion does not change it.

Re: Square Planar Angles

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:39 pm
by Kelly Hollman
All the angles are 90 degrees even with the two lone pairs! Keep in mind than when there is only one pair but five other atoms bonded to the central atom, the angles do become less than 90 degrees. (square pyramidal)

Re: Square Planar Angles

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:56 pm
by Grace Diaz 3F
The angles are still 90 degrees