Bond Angle Quantity

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Bond Angle Quantity

Postby emaad_3H » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:00 pm

Is it necessary to memorize the exact numerical bond angle value?

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Re: Bond Angle Quantity

Postby Karyn How 1J » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:33 am

I think it's going to be necessary for the most common shapes. There are also certain angles that are associated with certain shapes with a certain number of bonds. I'm sure Lavelle will establish which ones we have to memorize.

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Re: Bond Angle Quantity

Postby 805291863 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:27 am

I believe it is necessary to know the bond angles of the most standard shapes. However, for molecular shapes in which lone pairs are present, it is only necessary to know the bond angle in relation to the bond angle in the standard shape

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Re: Bond Angle Quantity

Postby 805307623 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:11 pm

I believe we will have to memorize bond angles for the most common structures. However, many times you can tell some of the angles of the structure (like when its 90 or 180 degrees) by looking at the VSEPR structure itself which can make the process easier.

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