Bond Length and Bond Angles

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Jennifer Torres 2L
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Bond Length and Bond Angles

Postby Jennifer Torres 2L » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:37 pm

Does bond length affect bond angles?

Jake Gordon 1A
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Re: Bond Length and Bond Angles

Postby Jake Gordon 1A » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:42 pm

No, as far as we have been taught, bond angles are contingent on the molecular geometry. Whether or not one of the bonds is a single, double, triple, or resonance blend, it will still count only as one X atom stemming from the central A atom. BF3 and SO3 have the same bond angles 120 due to trigonal planar molecular shape but different bond angles due to the fact that double bonds are shorter than single bonds.

Lauren Ho 2E
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Re: Bond Length and Bond Angles

Postby Lauren Ho 2E » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:44 pm

As far as our class is concerned, bond lengths affect bond angles to such a small extent that this effect can be ignored.

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