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Help please with finding Bond angles, PLEASE someone help me?
« on: November 19, 2009, 05:14:59 PM »
Give the approximate values for the indicated bond angles.

a. O-S-O in So2

b. F-B-F angle in BF3

c. Cl-C-Cl angle in CL2CO

answers in the back of the book
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a. slightly less than 120 degrees;The lone pair of S should reduce the predicted 120 degrees angle slightly. 120 degrees

b. 120 degrees

c. Slightly less than 120 degrees; The two lone pairs of electrons on O will reduce the predicted 120 degree angle slightly.

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Re: Help please with finding Bond angles, PLEASE someone help me?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2009, 05:20:59 PM »
Seems you have approximate bond angles, are you after better explanations of justifications?

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Re: Help please with finding Bond angles, PLEASE someone help me?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2009, 05:25:53 PM »
I am soo sorry, I forgot to state what I need help with... Please explain to me how they came up with these answers, I am very confused

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Re: Help please with finding Bond angles, PLEASE someone help me?
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