The bond angles of trihalides of 15 grop elements decreases as the electronegetivity of the halogen increases.Please Explain.

Asked by padmini kommu | 28th Jan, 2011, 12:00: AM

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Halogens with high electronegativity are smaller in size. For example F is smaller than other halides. The larger halides will repel each other in the trihalides, so they will tend to be apart, i.e. higher bond angles.
 
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Answered by  | 28th Jan, 2011, 05:59: PM

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