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Angles

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:29 am
by melissa_dis4K
Why does changing a hydrogen in CH4 to CH3F change the angle of the molecule? Is it because the F has lone pairs and repels the bonding pairs thus changing the angle?

Re: Angles

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:43 am
by Zenita Leang 2K
I think your theory is correct, also since Fluorine is more electronegative and so it repels the Hydrogen and would alter the bond angles.

Re: Angles

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:08 am
by Claudia Luong 4K
This is also due to the fact that fluorine is way more electronegative than hydrogen.