Problem: Select the correct value for the indicated bond angle in each of the following compounds: Cl-S-Cl angle of SCl2a) 90°b) <109.5°c) 109.5°d) <120°e) 120°f) 180°O-C-O angle of CO2a) 90°b) <109.5°c) 109.5°d) <120°e) 120°f) 180°

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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˚


SCl2

            Group             Valence Electrons

S         6A                   1 × 6 e = 6 e

Cl        7A                   2 × 7 e = 14 e


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

Cl-S-Cl angle of SCl2

a) 90°

b) <109.5°

c) 109.5°

d) <120°

e) 120°

f) 180°

O-C-O angle of CO2

a) 90°

b) <109.5°

c) 109.5°

d) <120°

e) 120°

f) 180°

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