Seesaw shape

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Diana Sandoval 1K
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Seesaw shape

Postby Diana Sandoval 1K » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:24 pm

If I were to say that the bond angle is <90 and <180 is that correct? I know that it is between 90 and 120 but aren't 90 and 180 a bond angle as well?

Xiangkun Shi 3E
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Re: Seesaw shape

Postby Xiangkun Shi 3E » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:26 am

There are three bond angles in seesaw shape: 90, 180, and between 90 and 120.

Xingzheng Sun 2K
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Re: Seesaw shape

Postby Xingzheng Sun 2K » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:45 pm

Because of the existence of a lone pair, the bond angles of seesaw shape should be <120 and <90 degrees. I guess less than 180 degrees will work too.

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Re: Seesaw shape

Postby Kevin ODonnell 2B » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:10 pm

Hopefully this visual will help to see where the bond angles are 180, 120, and 90 degrees.
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