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Postby Maggie Doan 1I » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:16 pm

What value is expected for the ClICl bond angle?

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Re: 2E.9

Postby Michael Torres 4I » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:00 am

The molecular shape of ICl3 is T-shaped. Therefore, because of the repulsion exerted by the two lone pairs the bond angle of ClICl should be slightly less than 90 degrees between a Cl atom located in the axial position and the Cl atom in the equatorial position.

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