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Postby melissa_dis4K » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:29 am

Why does changing a hydrogen in CH4 to CH3F change the angle of the molecule? Is it because the F has lone pairs and repels the bonding pairs thus changing the angle?

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Re: Angles

Postby Zenita Leang 2K » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:43 am

I think your theory is correct, also since Fluorine is more electronegative and so it repels the Hydrogen and would alter the bond angles.

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Re: Angles

Postby Claudia Luong 4K » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:08 am

This is also due to the fact that fluorine is way more electronegative than hydrogen.

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