Problem: What is the value of the bond angle in I 3-?

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We’re being asked to identify the bond angle in I3. Since we don’t know the Lewis structure for I3, we need to do the following steps:

Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule.

Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.

Step 3: Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule.

Step 4: Determine the number of electron groups around the indicated atom.

Step 5: Determine the geometry and bond angle.

Step 1: Since only iodine is present, one of the I atoms will be the central atom.

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What is the value of the bond angle in I 3-?

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