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nitrous oxide
« on: February 12, 2006, 03:14:35 AM »
Why doesn't nitrous oxide take this shape?
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Re:nitrous oxide
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2006, 03:56:12 AM »
Would an sp3 hybridized oxygen want its bond angles at 60 degrees?
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Re:nitrous oxide
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2006, 10:52:13 AM »
Hint: the nitrous oxide molecule has a linear shape

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Re:nitrous oxide
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2006, 10:55:25 AM »
3 member rings are highly strained (angle strain) ===unstable 8)

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