## Bond Angles

$sp, sp^{2}, sp^{3}, dsp^{3}, d^{2}sp^{3}$

Shuyi Yu 1B
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### Bond Angles

Is drawing the molecular shape of a molecule the only way to determine bond angles?

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### Re: Bond Angles

I believe so! You can also just memorize that a certain shape will have particular angles.

Rachel-Weisz3C
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### Re: Bond Angles

I think if you are given a structure name or you can determine the structure based on a chemical formula, you can also determine bond angles, you do not need to draw the molecular shape, but it can be helpful to visualize it.

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### Re: Bond Angles

I agree with the comments, drawing the the molecular shape is the best way of figuring out the bond angle. It is also a good idea to think of the model in 3D so that the bond angles are easy to figure out.

Sameen Mahmood 3D
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### Re: Bond Angles

You could also have them memorized by considering 360 degree planes and types of repulsion that are going on in the molecule.