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Homework Help: Help with molecular geometry!

  1. Oct 9, 2005 #1
    I can't figure out the molecular geometry for C2H4Cl2 (dichloroethane). The e- pair geometry seems to be tetrahedral, but I'm not sure for molecular. Any help?
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  3. Oct 9, 2005 #2


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    To a first order approximation, would the geometry not resemble C2H6 ? What is the kind of hybridization present in ethane ?
  4. Oct 12, 2005 #3
    The geometry is that of two tetrahedrons joined at one point, same as ethane, where two of the hydrogens are replaced by two chlorines.
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