angles Q.21 2E

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Monica Soliman 3F
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angles Q.21 2E

Postby Monica Soliman 3F » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:15 pm

How do you know that the angle is 107 specifically and not just less than 109.5?
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Connie Liang 3L
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Re: angles Q.21 2E

Postby Connie Liang 3L » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:19 pm

We don't have to know the specific angle. Knowing that it's less than 109.5 is enough.

Natalie 3k
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Re: angles Q.21 2E

Postby Natalie 3k » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:20 pm

He mentioned this in lecture, but I believe we don't need to memorize the exact number, just that it's slightly less than 109.5.

Melanie Lin 3E
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Re: angles Q.21 2E

Postby Melanie Lin 3E » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:48 pm

Hi Monica! When I answered this, I just put slightly less than 109.5 as well. I remember both Lavelle and my TA mention that the specific angle was not required since it does differ between different atoms.


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