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Linear structure with lone pairs

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:38 am
by Alan Chang
The only linear structure I can think of is AB2E3 are there any more?

Re: Linear structure with lone pairs

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:25 am
by Sarah Zhao 4C
Replying assuming that you mean AX2E3: AX2 is also linear

Re: Linear structure with lone pairs

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:54 am
by Brian Kwak 1D
AX2, AXE, AXE2, and AX2E3 are the only linear structures.

Re: Linear structure with lone pairs

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:05 pm
by Riley Dean 2D
All of these are 180 degrees right? regardless of the number of lone pairs of elections?

Re: Linear structure with lone pairs

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:20 pm
by Katie Sy 1L
yeah it will be 180 degrees if it's linear

Re: Linear structure with lone pairs

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:07 pm
by Lopez_Melissa-Dis4E
Riley Dean 1D wrote:All of these are 180 degrees right? regardless of the number of lone pairs of elections?

Yes! If it is linear it will be 180 degrees.

Re: Linear structure with lone pairs

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:17 pm
by Schem_student
AX2 is the most common linear structure along with AX2E3 both of which have 180 degree bonds. The lone pairs do not effect the bond angle because electron electron repulsion.