Problem: Predict the molecular structure and bond angle of the following.c. ClO2-, SCl2, PCl2-

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ClO2-

Cl     Group 7A          7 val. e- x 1
O      Group 6A         6 val. e- x 2
-1 charge                  +1 e-

Cl is surrounded by 4 electron groups: 2 bonds and 2 lone pairs

Since there are 4 electron groups around silicon, the electron geometry is tetrahedral, whose ideal bond angle is 109.5˚.Recall that lone pairs compress the bond angle, causing a deviation from the ideal bond angle.

ClO2- ideal bond angle is 109.5˚.


SCl2 

Cl     Group 7A          7 val. e- x 2
S      Group 6A         6 val. e- x 1

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Predict the molecular structure and bond angle of the following.

c. ClO2-, SCl2, PCl2-

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