Bond Angles  [ENDORSED]


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MCracchiolo 1C
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Bond Angles

Postby MCracchiolo 1C » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:33 pm

How do I measure the bond angles of hybridized orbitals?

Ashley Davis 1I
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Re: Bond Angles

Postby Ashley Davis 1I » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:25 pm

As far as I know, the orbitals being hybridized has no effect on bond angles. For example a tetrahedral with sp3 hybridization still has 109.5 bond angles. I wouldn't think of hybridization as a separate entity from molecular shape. The shape is the same. Hybridization just goes into WHY it is the shape that it is.

Akshay Anand
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Re: Bond Angles

Postby Akshay Anand » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:16 pm

Hybridized orbitals have no effect on the shape. Rather, only the number of bonded atoms vs. number of lone pairs really determines the shape of the compound.

MCracchiolo 1C
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Re: Bond Angles

Postby MCracchiolo 1C » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:42 pm

Oh! So 4 regions of electron density or sp^3 for example would still be tetrahedral?

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Re: Bond Angles  [ENDORSED]

Postby Thompson W 2C » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:45 am

Yes, sp3 hybridized would still be tetrahedral.


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