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Seesaw Shape Bond Angles

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:31 pm
by Isabel Nakoud 4D
What are the bond angles on a Seesaw shape?

Re: Seesaw Shape Bond Angles

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:35 pm
by Gary Qiao 1D
The bond angles are less than 90 and 120 degrees.

Re: Seesaw Shape Bond Angles

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:42 pm
by Isabel Nakoud 4D
<90 and <120 or <90 and 120?

Re: Seesaw Shape Bond Angles

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:27 pm
by Saachi_Kotia_4E
I think its less than both 90 and 120 but I might be wrong

Re: Seesaw Shape Bond Angles

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:44 pm
by Vicky Lu 1L
The bond angles in a see saw shape molecule are less than 120 in equatorial and less than 90 in axial.

Re: Seesaw Shape Bond Angles

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:03 pm
by Aiden Atoori 1C
Seesaw has 5 charge clouds, 4 bonds, and one lone pair giving it angles 90 and 120 degrees.

Re: Seesaw Shape Bond Angles

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:08 pm
by Angela Grant 1D
The VSEPR formula for seesaw is AX4E, so the 4 bonding groups and single lone pair result in <120 equatorial <90 axial

Re: Seesaw Shape Bond Angles

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:15 pm
by Alexandra Ortega 4D
The lone pair pushes down on the other bonds which makes the angles slightly less than 90 and slightly less than 120.

Re: Seesaw Shape Bond Angles

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:04 am
by Josceline 3J
We went over it in discussion, it should be < 120, <90