Problem: Select the correct value for the indicated bond angle in each of the following compounds:O-O-O angle of O3a) 90°b) <109.5°c) 109.5°d) < 120°e) 120° f) 180°O-S-O angle of SO3a) 90°b) <109.5°c) 109.5°d) < 120°e) 120° f) 180°F-O-F angle of OF2a) 90°b) <109.5°c) 109.5°d) < 120°e) 120° f) 180°Cl-Be-Cl angle of BeCl2a) 90°b) <109.5°c) 109.5°d) < 120°e) 120° f) 180°Cl-S-O angle of SOCl2a) 90°b) <109.5°c) 109.5°d) < 120°e) 120° f) 180°H-C-H angle of CH4a) 90°b) <109.5°c) 109.5°d) < 120°e) 120° f) 180°Indicate the electron pair geometry and the molecular geometry for each of the six compounds listed below by completing the following table. linear           trigonal pyramidal          trigonal planar         bent         tetrahedral  

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Identify geometries based on the following: 

Identify bond angles based on the following: 

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˚


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Select the correct value for the indicated bond angle in each of the following compounds:

O-O-O angle of O3

a) 90°

b) <109.5°

c) 109.5°

d) < 120°

e) 120° 

f) 180°


O-S-O angle of SO3

a) 90°

b) <109.5°

c) 109.5°

d) < 120°

e) 120° 

f) 180°


F-O-F angle of OF2

a) 90°

b) <109.5°

c) 109.5°

d) < 120°

e) 120° 

f) 180°


Cl-Be-Cl angle of BeCl2

a) 90°

b) <109.5°

c) 109.5°

d) < 120°

e) 120° 

f) 180°


Cl-S-O angle of SOCl2

a) 90°

b) <109.5°

c) 109.5°

d) < 120°

e) 120° 

f) 180°


H-C-H angle of CH4

a) 90°

b) <109.5°

c) 109.5°

d) < 120°

e) 120° 

f) 180°


Indicate the electron pair geometry and the molecular geometry for each of the six compounds listed below by completing the following table. 

linear           trigonal pyramidal          trigonal planar         bent         tetrahedral  







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