VSEPR Angles

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VSEPR Angles

Postby zoedfinch1K » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:41 pm

How do factors like atomic radii determine the bond angles in the VSEPR model?

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Re: VSEPR Angles

Postby BryantChung_4B » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:46 pm

Atomic radius only affects bond length. For VSEPR, you don't need to worry about atomic radius, just look at the areas of electron density.

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Re: VSEPR Angles

Postby Shimei_2F » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:54 pm

The areas of electron density and lone pairs affect bond angles while atomic radius affects the bond length.

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Re: VSEPR Angles

Postby PranaviKolla2B » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:55 pm

What factors do determine bond angles?

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Re: VSEPR Angles

Postby Claire Stoecklein 1E » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:59 pm

The number of bonded electron pairs and the number of lone electron pairs influences the shape of the molecule, and thus, the bond angles.

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