Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 10 - Sections 10.1-10.8 - Exercises - Problems by Topic: 37

Answer

$H_{2}O$ has the smaller bond angle.

Work Step by Step

It has two lone pairs vs. the one lone pair of $H_{3}O^+$. This decreases the bond angle.
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