Increasing bond angles

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Increasing bond angles

Postby Karina Vasquez 1D » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:24 pm

What does it mean when a question asks to rank in order of increasing HCH bond angles?

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Re: Increasing bond angles

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:50 pm

Determine the magnitude of the H-C-H bond angle by finding the molecular shape of the molecule. For example, CH4 is tetrahedral so the H-C-H bond angles are all 109.5 degrees. Do this for each molecule in the question, then order from smallest to largest bond angle.

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