Problem: A. What is the value of the bond angles in SiH 4? Enter the bond angle of the molecule. B. What is the value of the smallest bond angle in CIF 4-? Enter the smallest bond angle of the molecule.C. What is the value of the bond angles in BF 3? Enter the bond angle of the molecule.D. What is the value of the bond angle in ICl 2-? Enter the bond angle of the molecule. 

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We are tasked with determining the bond angle of the given compounds. For this purpose, we shall employ the same approach that we use in identifying the molecular geometry of a compound. We will refer to the VSEPR table shown below.



We can answer this problem by answering following these key steps: 

Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule. 

Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.

Step 3: Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule. 

Step 4: Determine the shape of the molecule/arrangement of all the electron pairs in a way that minimizes repulsions. 


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Problem Details

A. What is the value of the bond angles in SiH 4? Enter the bond angle of the molecule. 

B. What is the value of the smallest bond angle in CIF 4-? Enter the smallest bond angle of the molecule.

C. What is the value of the bond angles in BF 3? Enter the bond angle of the molecule.

D. What is the value of the bond angle in ICl 2-? Enter the bond angle of the molecule. 


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