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VSEPR theory
« on: March 12, 2007, 09:17:42 PM »
How does the electronegativity of the central atom in AX2E2 affect the bond angles. More specifically, I know H2O has a higher bond angle than H2S, but I'm having trouble justifying it to myself. Thanks for the help.

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Re: VSEPR theory
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2007, 05:11:07 PM »
you have to consider in which direction the electrons are drawn
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