Bond Angles Between the Same shape

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Raphael_SanAndres3C
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Bond Angles Between the Same shape

Postby Raphael_SanAndres3C » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:48 pm

Will the bond angles be the same for all bent VESPR shapes or does electron affinity or density play a role on the bond angle?

Lauren Ho 2E
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Re: Bond Angles Between the Same shape

Postby Lauren Ho 2E » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:51 pm

I think bond angles are the same for molecules of the same shape (at least the ones we've learned about so far)

Celeste 1I
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Re: Bond Angles Between the Same shape

Postby Celeste 1I » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:52 pm

I think whenever theres a lone pair, it repels the other atoms away more than the repulsion between atoms. So, if there is a lone pair it will bring the two atoms closer together making it slightly less than a normal bent angle. Hope that answered your question.

Bruce Chen 2H
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Re: Bond Angles Between the Same shape

Postby Bruce Chen 2H » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:52 pm

Bond Angles are always the same when the shapes are identical in structure.

804991762_4A
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Re: Bond Angles Between the Same shape

Postby 804991762_4A » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:53 pm

I believe they should be the same as long as you maximize the space when placing the bonds around the central atom.

Kristy 1F
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Re: Bond Angles Between the Same shape

Postby Kristy 1F » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:36 pm

Yes, I think the bond angles would be the same since all the shape are identical.

duenezjuleny1D
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Re: Bond Angles Between the Same shape

Postby duenezjuleny1D » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:59 pm

if the shapes are identical then there should be no difference in the angles :)


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