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For 2E.7 (7th edition), we are asked to find how many different bond angles there are in SOCl2. The answer says there are no different bonds but there is a lone pair present for the central atom, C, so shouldn't there be slightly less than bond angles present?
That's right, the textbook is simply saying that both SOCl angles are the same because they have symmetrical shape within the molecule. You are also correct in thinking about the lone pair creating a smaller bond angle for the bound atoms, it's just that that was not what the textbook was asking.
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