6th ed Chapter 4 Number 109b

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Parth Mungra
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6th ed Chapter 4 Number 109b

Postby Parth Mungra » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:09 pm

The bond angle between the C-O-O bond is stated to be 109.5 degrees in the solutions manual. I was confused because I thought this was less than 109.5 degrees due to the two lone pairs on the oxygen.

Elle_Mendelson_2K
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Re: 6th ed Chapter 4 Number 109b

Postby Elle_Mendelson_2K » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:22 pm

It could be because the two lone pairs effect the molecule equally. Therefore, the molecule will stay linear.


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