Bond Strain

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Bond Strain

Postby Leonardo_VegaHidalgo_2E » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:02 am

In a bond strain, what causes the bond to not be at an ideal angle?

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Re: Bond Strain

Postby Milan Hirpara 3K » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:17 am

The structure of the bond causes it to not be an ideal angle. For example, if you are working with a cyclopropane, the angle can not be the ideal 109.5 degrees because the structure of the molecule must form an equilateral triangle, which has angles of 60 degrees.

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