Answer to Question #204783 in General Chemistry for Rajay Myrie

Question #204783

State the geometry of, and the bond angles in, the ammonia (NH3) molecule. 


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2021-06-11T22:49:26-0400

In the ammonia molecule, one of the electron pairs is a lone pair rather than a bonding pair. The molecular geometry of NH 3 is called trigonal pyramidal (see Figure 9). Recall that the bond angle in the tetrahedral CH 4 molecule is 109.5°.


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