Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133949649
ISBN 13: 978-1-13394-964-0

Chapter 8 Bonding and Molecular Structure - 8-9 Bond Properties: Order, Length, and Energy - Case Study - Questions - Page 331: 7


See the answer below.

Work Step by Step

All the carbons in the aromatic ring have a trigonal planar geometry along with the one in the $-CO_2H$ group, so they have 120$\circ$ angle bonds. Bond angle of 180$\circ$ requires a linear geometry, which doesn't exist in this molecule.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.