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Shirley Wong 2E
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Postby Shirley Wong 2E » Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:43 am

For CF2Cl2, why is the bond angle slightly larger than 109.5 degrees making it slightly polar? Since it's a tetrahedral, shouldn't it be 109.5 degrees?

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Re: CF2CL2

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:47 am

The angles involving Cl will be slightly bigger just because it's a bigger atom, and therefore it's electron cloud is more repelling.

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