Linear structure with lone pairs

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Alan Chang
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Linear structure with lone pairs

Postby Alan Chang » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:38 am

The only linear structure I can think of is AB2E3 are there any more?

Sarah Zhao 4C
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Re: Linear structure with lone pairs

Postby Sarah Zhao 4C » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:25 am

Replying assuming that you mean AX2E3: AX2 is also linear

Brian Kwak 1D
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Re: Linear structure with lone pairs

Postby Brian Kwak 1D » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:54 am

AX2, AXE, AXE2, and AX2E3 are the only linear structures.

Riley Dean 2D
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Re: Linear structure with lone pairs

Postby Riley Dean 2D » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:05 pm

All of these are 180 degrees right? regardless of the number of lone pairs of elections?

Katie Sy 1L
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Re: Linear structure with lone pairs

Postby Katie Sy 1L » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:20 pm

yeah it will be 180 degrees if it's linear

Lopez_Melissa-Dis4E
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Re: Linear structure with lone pairs

Postby Lopez_Melissa-Dis4E » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:07 pm

Riley Dean 1D wrote:All of these are 180 degrees right? regardless of the number of lone pairs of elections?

Yes! If it is linear it will be 180 degrees.

Schem_student
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Re: Linear structure with lone pairs

Postby Schem_student » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:17 pm

AX2 is the most common linear structure along with AX2E3 both of which have 180 degree bonds. The lone pairs do not effect the bond angle because electron electron repulsion.


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