Problem: Determine the bond angle fora. N2O (oxygen is terminal)b. SO2c).H2Sd).PF3

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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˚


  • Total number of valence electrons 

            Group             Valence Electrons

N         5A                   2 × 5 e10 e

O         6A                   1 × 6 e6 e

                            Total:  16 valence e

  • Lewis structure:

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Determine the bond angle for

a. N2O (oxygen is terminal)

b. SO2



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