VSEPR Bond Angles for Shapes with Lone Pairs

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ayushibanerjee06
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VSEPR Bond Angles for Shapes with Lone Pairs

Postby ayushibanerjee06 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:59 pm

I just want to clarify the bond angles for VSEPR shapes with lone pairs.

AX3E: trigonal pyramidal <109.5
AX3E2: t-shaped <90
AX4E: seesaw <90 and <120
AX4E2: square planar 90
(Doesn’t have a lone pair but just want to make sure) AX5: trigonal bipyramidal 90,120, and 180
AX5E: square pyramidal <90
(Also doesn’t have a lone pair but just want to make sure): AX6 octahedral 90 and 180

Daniel Martinez 1k
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Re: VSEPR Bond Angles for Shapes with Lone Pairs

Postby Daniel Martinez 1k » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:57 pm

Yes the bond angles are all correct.

Chris Tai 1B
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Re: VSEPR Bond Angles for Shapes with Lone Pairs

Postby Chris Tai 1B » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:53 pm

Those all look correct!
You can also think about shapes with more than two electron pairs, such as
AX2E3 linear, 180, or
AX3E3 t shaped, 90, or
AXE4 linear, 180 and so on

britthanul234
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Re: VSEPR Bond Angles for Shapes with Lone Pairs

Postby britthanul234 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:57 am

These all look correct.

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Re: VSEPR Bond Angles for Shapes with Lone Pairs

Postby Areli C 1L » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:18 am

Mhm Looks good

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Re: VSEPR Bond Angles for Shapes with Lone Pairs

Postby nicole-2B » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:46 am

looks to be all correct


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