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 - Study Questions: 88

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a) Angle 1: 109°, bent geometry from the tetrahedral archetype (2 ligands, two lone pairs) Angles 2 and 3: 120°, trigonal planar geometry (3 ligands, no lone pairs) Angle 4: 109°, trigonal pyramidal geometry from the tetrahedral archetype (3 ligands, one lone pair) Angle 5: 109°, tetrahedral geometry (4 ligands, no lone pairs). b) The O-H bonds because they have the biggest difference in electronegativity between the ligands.
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