N2H4

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N2H4

Postby AChoudhry_1L » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:55 pm

Could someone describe the shape and bond angles of N2H4?

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Re: N2H4

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:15 pm

N2H4 is essentially composed of two trigonal pyramidal geometries. For example, if you look at one nitrogen, it is connected to 2 hydrogens and 1 nitrogen, plus a lone pair. You know this as trigonal pyramidal. If you look at the other nitrogen, it, too, is connected to 2 H and 1N, plus a lone pair. This trigonal pyramidal shape has a bond angle less than 109.5 because of the repulsions due to the lone pair on the nitrogens.
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