Fri September 21, 2012 By: Manisha

sir my question was if there is more repulsiom between the non bonded atoms then the bond angle should be more . but then in water molecule instead being two non bonded pairs the bond angle is less thn ammonia

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Sat September 22, 2012
The repulsive force between lone pair and lone pair is more than the bonded pairs so H2O have two lone pairs that is why the bond angle is less.
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