Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

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Chapter 8 Bonding and Molecular Structure - Study Questions - Page 337e: 76


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a) Angles 1 and 3: 120°, the geometry around the central carbon is trigonal planar (3 ligands, no lone pair). Angle 2: 109°, the geometry around the oxygen is a bent one, from the tetrahedral archetype (2 ligands, 2 lone pairs). b) The double one, bond length decreases with bond order. c) The O-H bond, because it has the biggest difference in electronegativity between the ligands.
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