2E.13 Part D, Determining the bond angle of N2O

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2E.13 Part D, Determining the bond angle of N2O

Postby Sabrina Galvan 3J » Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:46 pm

My lewis structure for N2O is O as the central atom, and is double bonded to N on the left and right, with two lone pairs on each nitrogen. Therefore the shape is linear, but I am confused on the bond angle. Because it's linear, I assumed the bond angle would be 180 degrees, but upon checking the answer key, it says the bond angle is 180.5. I was wondering where does the 0.5 increase come from?

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Re: 2E.13 Part D, Determining the bond angle of N2O

Postby chinmayeec 2H » Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:51 pm

I'm not sure if your answer key is different, but 180 degrees is correct and that's what the answer key says.

I copied this from the answer key: (d) The structure of N2O is linear with a bond angle of 180 degrees. AX2

Hope that helps!

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Re: 2E.13 Part D, Determining the bond angle of N2O

Postby Chelsea_Guzman_3C » Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:54 pm

I'm not sure where the .5 came from, but it should definitely be 180.

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Re: 2E.13 Part D, Determining the bond angle of N2O

Postby Sabrina Galvan 3J » Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:57 pm

chinmayeec 3L wrote:I'm not sure if your answer key is different, but 180 degrees is correct and that's what the answer key says.

I copied this from the answer key: (d) The structure of N2O is linear with a bond angle of 180 degrees. AX2

Hope that helps!

Huh my answer key must be different, thank you so much!

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Re: 2E.13 Part D, Determining the bond angle of N2O

Postby Ariel Guan 1H » Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:13 pm

pretty sure it should be 180 !

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Re: 2E.13 Part D, Determining the bond angle of N2O

Postby David Liu 1E » Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:36 pm

definitely should be 180! I checked my textbook and it says 180 if that helps


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