Should ClO2+ be trigonal planar?

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Should ClO2+ be trigonal planar?

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:33 am

Question: Should be slightly less than 120 degrees since there is a lone pair?

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Re: Should ClO2+ be trigonal planar?

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:33 am

Answer: is a trigonal planar arrangement of electron density around the central Cl. However, the shape is bent. Therefore, yes, the bond angle is slightly less than 120 due to the lone pair.

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Re: Should ClO2+ be trigonal planar?

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:40 pm

The one lone pair of electrons (not shown in the figure) around the chlorine atom make the overall shape of ClO2+ to be bent.

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