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  1. #1 why the bond angle of water is 105 instead of 109? 
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    Answer please.


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    Thats a good question. The bond angels are not 109.5 degrees because the two hydrogen atoms are squeezed together as the two lone pairs of electrons try to get as far from one another as possible. You could call it a repulsive bond.


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    Wasn't this question posted + replied to before? :?
    Perhaps in the Chemistry section...I guess.
    Whence comes this logic: no evidence = false?

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