Asked Dec 17, 2019
  • How bond angle is important in determining the shape of compound?

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Step 1

When the hybridisation of the central atom in a compound is known, the electron group geometry can be worked out. The hybridisation is found out by calculating the electron pairs around the central atom and the following are the corresponding electron shape geometries.


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Number of electron groups Name of electron group geometry linear 3 trigonal-planar tetrahedral trigonal-bipyramidal 6. octahedral

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At the very first, the bond angle helps differentiate between the electron group geometri...

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