# What is the bond angle in dimethyl beryllium?

Jan 2, 2017

$\angle C - B e - C = {180}^{\circ}$.

#### Explanation:

WE use VSEPR to predict geometry of main group compounds.

We have ${H}_{3} C - B e - C {H}_{3}$. Around the central beryllium atom there are 2 regions of electron density, 2 electron pairs which constitute the $C - B e$ bonds.

The most stable arrangement is linear. Of course, in a condensed phase, anything could happen. That beryllium compounds are highly poisonous has probably discouraged research.