Problem: The molecular geometries for H2O and SO2 are bent. The H-O-H bond angle in H2O is about 109°, whereas the bond angle for O-S-O is about 120°. Explain using lewis diagrams why the molecules have the same molecular geometry but different bond angles.

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The molecular geometries for H2O and SO2 are bent. The H-O-H bond angle in H2O is about 109°, whereas the bond angle for O-S-O is about 120°. Explain using lewis diagrams why the molecules have the same molecular geometry but different bond angles.

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