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 - Review Questions - Page 325a: 4b


Bent at less than 109.5 degrees

Work Step by Step

We see that there are two bonded atoms connected to a central atom. Since there are lone pairs, we know that the molecule will be bent. Since there are specifically 2 lone pairs, it will be bent at less than 109.5 degrees.
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