The bond angle in NH3 is (smaller, larger) than the bond angle in CH4 because
1. smaller; nitrogen is smaller than carbon.
2. larger; the bond angles in trigonal planar molecules are larger than those in tetrahedral molecules.
3. smaller; the hybridization of nitrogen results in smaller bond angles than the hybridization of carbon.
4. smaller; the bond angles in trigonal planar molecules are smaller than those in tetrahedral molecules.
5. smaller; the unshared pair of electrons on nitrogen is more repulsive to the bonded electron pairs.
6. larger; the hybridization of nitrogen results in larger bond angles than the hybridization of carbon.
7. larger; nitrogen is larger than carbon.
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