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Bond angle question

  1. Sep 6, 2014 #1
    When determining the bond angle of an atom, is it not applicable if you have an atom bonded to only one other atom? such as for CO2, would you only be able to write the angle for C, 180 degrees, but not for oxygen despite the lone pairs?
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  3. Sep 6, 2014 #2


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    The bond angle is the angle between two bonds.
  4. Sep 8, 2014 #3
    I would second that. In my experience, bond angles are always considered between well defined bonds.
  5. Sep 8, 2014 #4


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    What is the bond angle in CO molecule?
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