Ask Questions, Get Answers

Want to ask us a question? Click here
Browse Questions
0 votes

Which of the following is the correct order of bond angle ?

$\begin{array}{1 1}(a)\;CH_4 > NH_3 > H_2O\\(b)\; NH_3 > H_2O > CH_4\\(c)\;H_2O > NH_3 > CH_4\\(d)\;CH_4 > H_2O > NH_3\end{array}$

Can you answer this question?

1 Answer

0 votes
$CH_4 (109^{\large\circ}) > NH_3(107.5^{\large\circ}) > H_2O(105.5^{\large\circ})$
This is due to according to VSEPR theory,more the number of lp's on a central atom,the greater is the contraction caused in the angle between the bp's.
Hence (a) is the correct answer.
answered Mar 10, 2014 by sreemathi.v

Related questions

Ask Question
student study plans
JEE MAIN, CBSE, NEET Mobile and Tablet App
The ultimate mobile app to help you crack your examinations
Get the Android App