What is the angle between two of the carbon-chlorine bonds in the carbon tetrachloride (#C CI_4# molecule)?

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Nov 21, 2016

Answer:

The #/_Cl-C-Cl# bonds angles are all #109.5^@# in #"carbon tetrachloride."#

Explanation:

There are 4 bonding orbitals, 4 bonding electron pairs, around the central carbon in #"carbon tet"#. The bonding orbitals are arranged in a tetrahedron to give a molecule with tetrahedral geometry.

What is the equivalent angle in methane, #CH_4#?