The Lewis structure of glycine is:
Electron Regions Electronic Geometry Bond Angles
2 linear 180˚
3 trigonal planar 120˚
4 tetrahedral 109.5˚
5 trigonal bipyramidal 90˚, 120˚, and 180˚
6 octahedral 90˚ and 180˚
Consider the Lewis structure for glycine, the simplest amino acid:
What are the approximate bond angles about each of the two carbon atoms, and what are the hybridizations of the orbitals on each of them?
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