Problem: The bond angle marked a in the following molecule is about _____.A. 109.5 B. 60 C. 180 D. 120 E. 90

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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˚



Carbon is surrounded by 3 electron groups: 3 bonds

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The bond angle marked a in the following molecule is about _____.

A. 109.5 

B. 60 

C. 180 

D. 120 

E. 90

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