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Bond Angles

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:32 am
by Shuyi Yu 1B
Is drawing the molecular shape of a molecule the only way to determine bond angles?

Re: Bond Angles

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:13 am
by Nada AbouHaiba 1I
I believe so! You can also just memorize that a certain shape will have particular angles.

Re: Bond Angles

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:16 am
by Rachel-Weisz3C
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.

Re: Bond Angles

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:23 pm
by Madeera_Mian_3B
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.

Re: Bond Angles

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:08 pm
by Sameen Mahmood 3D
You could also have them memorized by considering 360 degree planes and types of repulsion that are going on in the molecule.