Molecular Shapes and Bonding Angles

A description and explanation for the bonding shapes and angles of each type of molecule. I only wish it was possible to attatch pictures to mindmaps.

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  • Molecular Shapes and Bonding Angles
    • 2 bonded electron pairs
      • 2 bonded pairs repel each other
      • Shape: Linear
      • Bond angle: 180 degrees
    • 3 bonded electron pairs
      • 3 bonded pairs repel each other
      • Shape: Trigonal Planar
      • Bond angle: 120 degrees
    • 4 bonded electron pairs
      • 4 bonded pairs repel each other
      • Shape: Tetrahedral
      • Bond angle: 109.5 degrees
    • 3 bonded electron pairs, 1 lone pair
      • 4 electron pairs repel each other; lone pair repels more than bonded pairs.
      • Shape: Pyramidal
      • Bond angle: 107 degrees
    • 2 bonded electron pairs, 2 lone pairs
      • 4 electron pairs repel each other; lone pairs repel more than bonded pairs
      • Shape: Angular (V-shaped)
      • Bond angle: 104.5 degrees
    • 5 bonded electron pairs
      • 5 bonded pairs repel each other
      • Shape: Trigonal bipyramid
      • Bond angle: 120 degrees/90 degrees
    • 6 bonded electron pairs
      • Bond angle: 90 degrees
      • 6 bonded pairs repel each other
      • Shape: Octahedral

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