Problem: Select the correct value for the indicated bond angle in each of the following compounds:

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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˚


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Select the correct value for the indicated bond angle in each of the following compounds:

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