Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

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

Chapter 7 - Molecular Structures - Questions for Review and Thought - More Challenging Questions - Page 325g: 102f


N=N=N bond angles in Hydrogen azide: $120^{\circ}$ and $180^{\circ}$ N to N to N bond angles in cyclotriazene: $60^{\circ}, 60^{\circ}$ and $109.5^{\circ}$

Work Step by Step

The distortion in the N=N bond angle in hydrogen azide is due to the lone pair of electrons. Bond angles of N to N to N bonds in cyclotriazene are due to the cyclic shape.
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