Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 7 - Molecular Structures - Problem Solving Practice 7.2 - Page 293: a


Bond angles: 107 degrees

Work Step by Step

We know that this compound has 1 lone pair and 3 bonded atoms. We now consult the table of molecular and electron geometries. Given this information, the electron geometry is tetrahedral, and the molecular geometry is trigonal pyramidal. The bond angles are approximately 107 degrees.
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