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Shapes of Molecules

What determines the shapes of the molecules? The number of electron pair there is surrounding the central atom
What is the shape called with a 180 angle? Linear
What is the bond angle in a Trigonal Planar Shape? 120
What is the bond angles in a Tetrahedral shape? 109.5
What is the shape called with a 107 bond angle? Pyramidal
What is the bond angle in a Trigonal Bipyramidal Shape? 120 + 90
What is the bond angle in a Non-linear shape? 104.5
How many lone pairs of electrons are in a Pyramidal Shape? 1
How many lone pairs of electrons are in a Non Linear shape? 2
By how much does a lone pair of electrons reduce the bond angle by? 2.5
Why do lone pairs reduce the bond angle? Because there is an extra repulsive effect from each lone pair
Created by: stu036791



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