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Seesaw Shape

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:03 pm
For atoms that have a seesaw molecular shape, I know that you select one of the equatorial angles to be the lone pair. So does that mean that the bond angles for seesaw shaped molecules is 90 degrees, 180 degrees, and <120 degrees? If not, what are the bond angles for a seesaw shaped molecule?

Re: Seesaw Shape

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:11 pm
The lone pair in the seesaw shaped molecule affects all angles in the molecule. So the bond angles will be <90 degrees and <120 degrees.

Re: Seesaw Shape

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:24 am
The bond angles for the seesaw model are always less than 90 and less than 120 due to the presence of lone pairs.

Re: Seesaw Shape

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:31 am
The bond angles will be >180, 90, and <120 because the lone pairs exerts repulsive forces on the atoms.

Re: Seesaw Shape

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:46 am
The bond angles would be <90, <120, and >180 degrees because the lone pair has a stronger repulsive force than the bond.

Re: Seesaw Shape

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:19 pm
any tips on how to easily calculate the angles? or are we better off memorizing them?

Re: Seesaw Shape

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:40 pm
Seesaw shape only has >90 and >120 bond angles.

Re: Seesaw Shape

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:31 pm
It would be easier to just memorize them. The seesaw shape would be <90 and <120 degrees

Re: Seesaw Shape

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:30 pm
The angle would be <90.

Re: Seesaw Shape

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:42 pm
The angle would be less than 90 for axial, and less than 120 equatorial.

Re: Seesaw Shape

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:25 pm
<90 and <120

Re: Seesaw Shape

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:12 am
is the seesaw the most complexed shape?

Re: Seesaw Shape

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:02 pm
The bond angles for the seesaw molecule will be slightly less than 90 and 120 degrees, since the lone pair affects the bonding angles.