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How to state bond angles.

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:48 pm
by Hannah Morales 1D
During any test do we have to give an approximate bond angle, for instance “107.5 degrees” or can we just put “slightly less than 109.5 degrees” for the answer?

Re: How to state bond angles.

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:14 pm
by Carolina Lechuga
You can put slightly less than 109.5 degrees, Lavelle has said he does not expect us to know the exact degree but rather know that it is less than

Re: How to state bond angles.

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:48 pm
by Danny Zhang 4L
I believe just putting "less than 109.5 degrees" is fine for all bond angles around 100-109 degrees.

Re: How to state bond angles.

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:58 pm
by 905092269
I think saying slightly less than 109.5 is fine.

Re: How to state bond angles.

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:32 am
by Brian Kwak 1D
Answering with slightly less than 109.5 is what Lavelle probably expects. From speaking with friends that took this course previously that would suffice for an answer.

Re: How to state bond angles.

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:09 pm
by RoopshaChatterjee 1G
Would we ever have to say << 109.5 degrees when there are more lone pairs?

Re: How to state bond angles.

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:04 pm
by Archana Biju 1G
You are not expected to know the exact degree of the angle, but you are expected to say less than 109.5 degrees.

Re: How to state bond angles.

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:51 pm
by Kelsey Li 3B
You don't need to know the exact bond angle but you should know something along the lines of less than 109.5 degrees if you don't know the specifics.