Chemistry (4th Edition)

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Chapter 9 - Section 9.1 - Molecular Geometry - Checkpoint: 9.1.3

Answer

e) < 120°

Work Step by Step

Since there are 3 electron domains around the central C and they are all bonds, the molecular geometry is trigonal planar. Since the double bonds will repel the single bonds more strongly than each other, the angle is not equal to, but less than 120 degrees.
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