## Bond angle of square pyramidal

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

Natalie Yakobian
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### Bond angle of square pyramidal

Hello,
I was wondering if the bond angle square pyramidal is 180, 90 or if it is slightly less than 180, 90.

Thanks so much!

cgrabar_2D
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### Re: Bond angle of square pyramidal

The ideal bond angles for square pyramidal are 90 degrees and 180 degrees

zhajee
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### Re: Bond angle of square pyramidal

Square pyramidal is AX5E1 with bond angles of 90 and <90 degrees due to the one lone pair of electrons

Natalie Yakobian
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### Re: Bond angle of square pyramidal

Why would the lone pair of electrons not make everything <90 ?
Thanks so much!

LinaLi2E
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### Re: Bond angle of square pyramidal

All the bond to bond angles should be 90 degrees because the lone pair to bond angle repulsion is stronger than the bond to bond repulsion. So the lone pair should repeal all the bond electrons away more stronger, resulting in all the bond to bond angles decreasing to less than 90.

Ankur Sharma 3J
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### Re: Bond angle of square pyramidal

I never really thought about this until now, but why wouldn't the 180 degrees be less than 180 degrees? I know that a certain part of the figure is linear, but does that mean that the lone pairs field of repulsion cannot reach the bonds that make up the liner aspect of the model?