Shape of Diatomic Molecules

(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)

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Jasmine 2C
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Shape of Diatomic Molecules

Postby Jasmine 2C » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:39 am

What shape would diatomic molecules have? Linear?

KayleyW_3L
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Re: Shape of Diatomic Molecules

Postby KayleyW_3L » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:43 am

Yes, all diatomic molecules have a linear molecular shape, because the only way to connect them is with a line.

andrewcj 2C
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Re: Shape of Diatomic Molecules

Postby andrewcj 2C » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:19 am

do diatomic molecules have a bond angle?

WesleyWu_1C
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Re: Shape of Diatomic Molecules

Postby WesleyWu_1C » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:47 am

If you go by the definition of a bond angle which is the angle for three consecutive atoms, then there wouldn't be a bond angle for a diatomic molecule.

Anthony Hatashita 4H
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Re: Shape of Diatomic Molecules

Postby Anthony Hatashita 4H » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:04 am

They should all be linear, two atoms together can only make a straight line between.

BryantChung_4B
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Re: Shape of Diatomic Molecules

Postby BryantChung_4B » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:31 pm

The shape is always linear, just make sure not to confuse it with polarity. Diatomic molecules are not always nonpolar.


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