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Problem: In a trigonal-bipyramidal geometry, there are two types of positions for the outer atoms.What is the bond angle formed by an axial atom, the central atom, and any equatorial atom?

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We’re being asked to determine the bond angle formed by an axial atom, the central atom, and any equatorial atom.

The trigonal bipyramidal geometry is a molecular geometry with one atom at the center and 5 more atoms at the corners of a triangular bipyramid.

It has two distinct types of position for the other atoms

• an axial position
• if we hold a model of a trigonal bipyramid by the two axial positions, we have an axis around which we can rotate the model
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In a trigonal-bipyramidal geometry, there are two types of positions for the outer atoms.

What is the bond angle formed by an axial atom, the central atom, and any equatorial atom?

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