We’re being asked to identify the bond angles given the specific bond and the molecular formula.
We go through the following steps:
Step 1: Determine the geometry of the molecule.
Step 2: Match the geometry with the appropriate bond angles.
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˚
Select the correct value for the indicated bond angle in each of the following compounds:
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