bond angles

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bond angles

Postby Guzman_1J » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:09 pm

Can someone explain how we knows what the bond angles are? I'm still confused about how we know that, or like how we know that an angle is less than some other angle(for example when they say that an angle is <120, how do they reach that conclusion)?

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Re: bond angles

Postby 505306205 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:15 pm

Bond angles will be less than the ideal structure due to lone pair and bond pair repulsion and/or lone-pair lone-pair repulsions.

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Re: bond angles

Postby Gwen Casillan Dis 1I » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:20 pm

Bond angles were covered in lecture and can also be found in the textbook. Bond angles are affected by repulsion between electrons, with stronger repulsions between lone pair and lone pair electrons and weaker repulsions between bonded pair and bonded pair electrons.

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Re: bond angles

Postby Maika Ngoie 1B » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:33 pm

Lone pairs will make a bond angle less than (<) the angle of the shape it is derived from, because the electron repulsion from lone pairs condenses the angles of the bonds.

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Re: bond angles

Postby jisulee1C » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:47 pm

Bond angles will depend on electrons and the molecular shape. Lone pair electrons have greater repulsion than bonded electrons and will therefore create a smaller bond angle.

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Re: bond angles

Postby JasonKwon_3k » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:05 pm

bond angles will be dependent on the electron arrangement and determining if they are less than a certain angle will be the effect of lone pairs.

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