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Homework 2E.7 b)

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:30 pm
by Eileen Si 1G
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?

Re: Homework 2E.7 b)

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:28 am
by Julie Park 1G
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".