We’re being asked to identify the bond angle around each carbon atom in butadiene (C4H6). We will determine the bond angles using the following steps::
Step 1: Determine the number of electron groups around the indicated atom.
Step 2: Determine the electron geometry and bond angle using this:
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˚
Butadiene, C4H6, is a planar molecule that has the following carbon-carbon bond lengths:
Predict the bond angles around each of the carbon atoms.
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