Answer to Question #36911 in Physical Chemistry for Parikshit

Question #36911
The hybridisation of oxygen in both water and diethyl ether is same but they differ in their bond angles.explain.
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2013-11-25T12:17:20-0500
Ethyl is larger in size group as compared with the hydrogen atoms in water molecule. The repulsion between ethyls is the reason why the C-O-C angle in diethyl ether is larger than H-O-H angle in water.

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