## Seesaw Shape Bond Angles

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Isabel Nakoud 4D
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### Seesaw Shape Bond Angles

What are the bond angles on a Seesaw shape?

Gary Qiao 1D
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### Re: Seesaw Shape Bond Angles

The bond angles are less than 90 and 120 degrees.

Isabel Nakoud 4D
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### Re: Seesaw Shape Bond Angles

<90 and <120 or <90 and 120?

Saachi_Kotia_4E
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### Re: Seesaw Shape Bond Angles

I think its less than both 90 and 120 but I might be wrong

Vicky Lu 1L
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### Re: Seesaw Shape Bond Angles

The bond angles in a see saw shape molecule are less than 120 in equatorial and less than 90 in axial.

Aiden Atoori 1C
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### Re: Seesaw Shape Bond Angles

Seesaw has 5 charge clouds, 4 bonds, and one lone pair giving it angles 90 and 120 degrees.

Angela Grant 1D
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### Re: Seesaw Shape Bond Angles

The VSEPR formula for seesaw is AX4E, so the 4 bonding groups and single lone pair result in <120 equatorial <90 axial

Alexandra Ortega 4D
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### Re: Seesaw Shape Bond Angles

The lone pair pushes down on the other bonds which makes the angles slightly less than 90 and slightly less than 120.

Josceline 3J
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### Re: Seesaw Shape Bond Angles

We went over it in discussion, it should be < 120, <90

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