In the methane molecule. CH4, each hydrogen atom is at the corner of a regular tetrahedron with the carbon atom at the center. If one of the CH is in the direction of A=7+7+R and an adjacent C-H bond is at the direction B=1-1-R. results to an angular bond of approximately 109° for a static frozen molecule. However, the molecule we can encounter everyday continuously vibrates and interact with the surrounding causing its bond vector to vary slightly. According to a new spectroscopy analysis, the adjacent bond vectors was found to be A= 0.931 + 0.91) + 1.09k B= 1.02i + -0.99j + -1.08k What is the angle (in degrees) between the bonds based on this new data? Note: Only 1% of error is permitted for the correct answer.

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In the methane molecule. CH4, each hydrogen atom is at the corner of a regular tetrahedron with the carbon atom at the center. If one
of the CH is in the direction of
A=7+7+R
and an adjacent C-H bond is at the direction
B=1-1-R.
results to an angular bond of approximately 109° for a static frozen molecule.
However, the molecule we can encounter everyday continuously vibrates and interact with the surrounding causing its bond vector to
vary slightly. According to a new spectroscopy analysis, the adjacent bond vectors was found to be
A= 0.931 + 0.91) + 1.09k
B= 1.02i + -0.99j + -1.08k
What is the angle (in degrees) between the bonds based on this new data?
Note: Only 1% of error is permitted for the correct answer.

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In the methane molecule. CH4, each hydrogen atom is at the corner of a regular tetrahedron with the carbon atom at the center. If one of the CH is in the direction of A=7+7+R and an adjacent C-H bond is at the direction B=1-1-R. results to an angular bond of approximately 109° for a static frozen molecule. However, the molecule we can encounter everyday continuously vibrates and interact with the surrounding causing its bond vector to vary slightly. According to a new spectroscopy analysis, the adjacent bond vectors was found to be A= 0.931 + 0.91) + 1.09k B= 1.02i + -0.99j + -1.08k What is the angle (in degrees) between the bonds based on this new data? Note: Only 1% of error is permitted for the correct answer.

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