Bond Shapes

I've tried to create a mind map which can help you to remember the Bond shapes and angles of both regular and irregular shapes.

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  • Created by: Izzy Wood
  • Created on: 02-01-13 18:39
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  • Bond Shapes
    • Regular Shapes
      • Number of bond pairs
        • 2
          • Shape - Linear
          • Angle - 180*
        • 3
          • Shape - Trigonal Planar
          • Angle - 120*
        • 4
          • Angle - 109.5*
          • Shape - Tetrahedral
        • 5
          • Angle - 90* & 120*
          • Shape - Trigonal Bipyramidal
        • 6
          • Angle - 90*
          • Shape - Octahedral
    • Irregular Shapes
      • Number of bond pairs
        • Shape
          • Trigonal bipyramidal
            • With 2 lone pairs
              • Bond angle would be 90*. The shape is now T-shaped
            • With 1 lone pair
              • The lone pair would be in one of the equatorial positions. The bond angle would be 118*
          • Tetrahedral
            • With 1 lone pair
              • Bond angle becomes 107*. This shape is trigonal pyramidal.
            • With 2 lone pairs
              • Bond angle becomes 104.5*. This shape is now bent or V-shaped.
          • Octahedral
            • With 2 lone pairs
              • Bond angles are 90*. The shape is now square planar.
            • With 1 lone pair
              • Bond angle is 90*. The shape is now square pyramidal.

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