Homework 2E.7 b)

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Eileen Si 1G
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Homework 2E.7 b)

Postby Eileen Si 1G » Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:30 pm

For part b of 2E.7, why is it that there is only one bond angle between S, O, and Cl? I understand that there is one lone electron, but where would this extra single electron go in a Lewis structure model for SOCl if a Lewis structure for this molecule is even possible?

Julie Park 1G
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Re: Homework 2E.7 b)

Postby Julie Park 1G » Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:28 am

I think that this question is asking if there are different numerical values of bond angles in OSCl. It's true that there are technically two OSCl bonds, but the actual angle degrees for each of them are the same. Therefore, there's only one "bond angle".

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