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Postby Riya Sood 4G » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:09 am

How does increasing the s character, increase the bond angle?

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Re: 2F.15

Postby Maia_Jackson_2C » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:15 am

Yes, I think that generally when the s character in a hybrid bond increases, the angle also increases

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Re: 2F.15

Postby VPatankar_2L » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:12 pm

S character is directly proportional to the bond angle, so as the s character of a hybrid orbital increases the bond angle increases as well. In VSEPR, electrons are arranged to experience minimum repulsion. A high s character would increase the electron density across the central atom, so the bond angle between the atoms increases as they move apart to avoid repulsions.

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