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Predicting bond angles of ions/molecules

  1. Aug 3, 2005 #1
    -how to predict the bond angles of ions/molecules...how?
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 3, 2005 #2
    Learn about electron domain geometry before worrying about bond angles. The bond angle is determined by the molecular shape and electronegativity of the moleucle.
  4. Aug 4, 2005 #3
    ok... ill look into that, thx for the suggestion

    edit- looking up domain structure i have found a most usefull site that has answered a few other questions... your right too, that is what i needed
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2005
  5. Aug 4, 2005 #4
    yeah. it just comes with a bunch of memorization. do a google search for "VSEPR," or otherwise look that topic up in a book.
  6. Aug 6, 2005 #5
    yeah ive got it now ( both actually) ... more extreem googling
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