Bond Angles

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Fayez Kanj
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Bond Angles

Postby Fayez Kanj » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:26 pm

In trigonal bipyramidal compounds, I know there are 120, 90, and 180 degree bond angles. What the are bond angles in See-saw and T shaped molecules?

Also, Octahedral compounds have bond angles of 90 and 180. What would be the bond angles in square pyramidal and square planar shaped molecules?

Gary Qiao 1D
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Re: Bond Angles

Postby Gary Qiao 1D » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:33 pm

The bond angles are the following:
See-saw: less than 90 and 120 degrees
T-Shape: less than 90 degrees
Square Pyramidal: less than 90 degrees
Square Planar: 90 degrees

inlovewithchemistry
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Re: Bond Angles

Postby inlovewithchemistry » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:13 pm

I have found that googling "VSEPR Chart" brings up great charts that you can help use to memorize these bond angles. Some can be inferred, but many, in my opinion, should just be memorized.

Selina Bellin 2B
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Re: Bond Angles

Postby Selina Bellin 2B » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:01 pm

bond angles:
See-saw: less than 90 and less than 120 degrees
T-Shape: less than 90 degrees
Square Pyramidal: less than 90 degrees
Square Planar: 90 degrees


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