Chemistry (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0078021529
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-152-7

Chapter 9 - Section 9.1 - Molecular Geometry - Checkpoint - Page 379: 9.1.4


c) < 109.5°

Work Step by Step

There are four electron domains around the central O, therefore the geometry is tetrahedral. The lone pairs will repel the single bonds more strongly than each other leaving the bond angle at slightly less than 109.5 degrees.
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