We’re being asked to determine the approximate values of the bond angles labeled 1, 2, and 3
Recall that electron regions can predict the geometry as well as the bond angles
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˚
The compound with the following Lewis structure is acetylsalicylic acid, better known as aspirin: .
What are the approximate values of the bond angles labeled 1, 2, and 3?
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