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CBSE - XII Science - Chemistry - The p-Block Elements.

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

Asked by padmini kommu 28th January 2011, 12:00 AM
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Dear Student
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.
We hope that clarifies your query.
Answered by Expert 28th January 2011, 5:59 PM

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