Problem: Predict the approximate bond angles in each of the following molecules.+CH3 and SiCl4

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Recall the corresponding bond angles depending on the number of electron regions:


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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Predict the approximate bond angles in each of the following molecules.

+CH3 and SiCl4

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