We can determine the electron geometry and bond angle using this:
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˚
Group Valence Electrons
N 5A 2 × 5 e– = 10 e–
O 6A 1 × 6 e– = 6 e–
Total: 16 valence e–
Determine the bond angle for
a. N2O (oxygen is terminal)
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