## T-Shaped

(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)

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### T-Shaped

What are the bond angles for T-Shaped molecules?

Matthew Choi 2H
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### Re: T-Shaped

In a T-shaped molecule, there is one bond going straight up, one bond going straight down, and one perpendicular to both of the ones mentioned before that lies on the equatorial plane. The bond angle between the bond going up/down and the bond along the equatorial plane is 90 degrees. The bond angle between the one going up and the one going down is 180 degrees.

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### Re: T-Shaped

What would the VSEPR model for a T-shaped structure be? Or could there be variations of the VSEPR model?

Ryan Troutman 4L
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### Re: T-Shaped

T-shape models can be 90 and 180 degrees, but if a lone pair is acting upon the molecule (so AX3E2) the bond angles can be decreased to "less than 90" and "less than 180."

Sang Hyoun Hong 3G
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### Re: T-Shaped

The t-shaped molecule is made up of 3 atoms. One goes straight up, one goes straight down, and one is perpendicular to the two. So the bond angles between the perpendicular atom and the other two atoms are 90 degrees. The bond angle between the atom going straight down and straight up is 180 degrees.

Sarah Bui 2L
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### Re: T-Shaped

Sang Hyoun Hong 3G wrote:The t-shaped molecule is made up of 3 atoms. One goes straight up, one goes straight down, and one is perpendicular to the two. So the bond angles between the perpendicular atom and the other two atoms are 90 degrees. The bond angle between the atom going straight down and straight up is 180 degrees.

Is there both a t-shape for AX5E2 and AX6E3?