Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

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Chapter 8 Bonding and Molecular Structure - Study Questions - Page 337b: 26


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1: The oxygen is bonded to two atoms and has two lone pairs, it's in a bent geometry from the tetrahedral archetype so this bond angle is approximately 109$^\circ$. 2 and 3: in both cases the central carbon is in trigonal planar geometry (3 ligands,no lone pairs) so these angles are approximately 120$^{\circ}$.
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