2E. 7

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Kelly Cai 4D
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2E. 7

Postby Kelly Cai 4D » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:52 pm

a) What is the shape of a thionyl chloride molecule, SOCl2? Sulfur is the central atom. (b) How many different OSCl bond angles are there in this molecule? (c) What values are expected for the OSCl and ClSCl bond angles?

Clarice Chui 2C
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Re: 2E. 7

Postby Clarice Chui 2C » Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:42 pm

a) The shape is trigonal pyramidal because there are four regions of electron density. 3 of those are bonds between atoms and the fourth is a lone pair. b) All the OSCl angles are the same because the lone pair pushes away the bonded pairs equally. c) the angles are >109.5

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