# What Causes The Difference In Bond Angles In Carbon Dioxide And Water?

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## What is the molecular geometry of water?

tetrahedral geometry.

## Why the bond angles in water are not the same as the bond angles in carbon tetrachloride?

Explanation: Both molecule have sp3 hybrid orbital, but the bond angles are different. Carbon tetrachloride( C Cl4 ) molecule have a perfect tetrahedral structure and its bond angle is about 109.5 degree. In contrast, water( H2O ) molecule has two covalent bonds and two lone(unshared) electron pairs.

## Why is CO2 bond angle 180?

Carbon shares two pairs of electrons with each of the oxygen atoms to acquire a full outer shell of 8 electrons.CO2 has a linear shape because the two regions of electron density repel each other to acquire maximum separation of 180 degrees.

## Does CO2 have a bond angle of 180?

With this, we can effortlessly draw the diagram of the Lewis dot of CO2 by adjusting two double bonds amid carbon and oxygen, ie, O = C = O. CO2's molecular geometry is linear with a 180-degree bond angle because the charges of the dipole are cancelled with each other when the molecule is arranged symmetrically.

## Is bond angle of CO2 greater than H2O?

H2O has a 109.5 degree bond angle, but CO2 has exactly 180 degrees.

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## Does CO2 have 180 degree bond angle?

With this, we can effortlessly draw the diagram of the Lewis dot of CO2 by adjusting two double bonds amid carbon and oxygen, ie, O = C = O. CO2's molecular geometry is linear with a 180-degree bond angle because the charges of the dipole are cancelled with each other when the molecule is arranged symmetrically.

## What causes the difference in bond angles?

Many factors lead to variations from the ideal bond angles of a molecular shape. Size of the atoms involved, presence of lone pairs, multiple bonds, large groups attached to the central atom, and the environment that the molecule is found in are all common factors to take into consideration.

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## Why does water have a smaller bond angle?

The bond angle for four groups of electrons around a central atom is 109.5 degrees. However, for water the experimental bond angle is 104.45°. The VSPER picture (general chemistry) for this is that the smaller angle can be explained by the presence of the two lone-pairs of electrons on the oxygen atom.