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Annie Ye
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Postby Annie Ye » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:47 pm

a) What is the shape of a thionyl chloride molecule, SOCl2? Sulfur is the central atom. (b) How many different OSCl bond angles are there in this molecule? (c) What values are expected for the OSCl and ClSCl bond angles?

Ryan Yee 1J
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Re: 2E.7

Postby Ryan Yee 1J » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:55 pm

Its shape is trigonal pyramidal, the O-S-Cl bond angles are the same because they're on opposing sides (and chlorine repels itself equally away from itself), and the values for the bond angles are <109.5, because of the lone pair on sulfur pushing down on the bonding elements.

Joelle 3L
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Re: 2E.7

Postby Joelle 3L » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:59 pm

Because socl2 has 3 bonds and one lone pair, its shape is trigonal pyramidal. The bonds would be the same, which are less than 109.5.

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