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: 5


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You will have a trigonal planar molecule if and only if there are three bonded atoms and no lone pairs. In this case, the bond angle will be 120 degrees. Contrarily, a bent molecule will occur if you have two lone bonded atoms and one lone pair. We know that the bend will be at about 104 degrees.
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