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Bond Length and Bond Angles

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:37 pm
by Jennifer Torres 2L
Does bond length affect bond angles?

Re: Bond Length and Bond Angles

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:42 pm
by Jake Gordon 1A
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.

Re: Bond Length and Bond Angles

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:44 pm
by Lauren Ho 2E
As far as our class is concerned, bond lengths affect bond angles to such a small extent that this effect can be ignored.