Square Planar Angles

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Shuyi Yu 1B
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Square Planar Angles

Postby Shuyi Yu 1B » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:45 pm

In a molecule with a square planar structure will the angles between the remaining 4 bonded atoms remain 90 degrees? Or will the repulsion push them closer together?

Aili Ye 4L
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Re: Square Planar Angles

Postby Aili Ye 4L » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:36 pm

The angle remains 90 degrees. The repulsion does not change it.

Kelly Hollman
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Re: Square Planar Angles

Postby Kelly Hollman » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:39 pm

All the angles are 90 degrees even with the two lone pairs! Keep in mind than when there is only one pair but five other atoms bonded to the central atom, the angles do become less than 90 degrees. (square pyramidal)

Grace Diaz 3F
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Re: Square Planar Angles

Postby Grace Diaz 3F » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:56 pm

The angles are still 90 degrees


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