What are the expected bond angles of ICl4+? Choose all that apply:

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What are the expected bond angles of ICl4+? Choose all that apply:

  • 90 degrees
  • 109.5 degrees
  • 120 degrees
  • 180 degrees

Answer:

Normally ICl4 is a square planar molecule. Iodinehas 2 lone pairs of electrons that keep all the Chloride on
a2-D plane hence all angles would be 90o

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Since you are looking for ICl4+ you aremissing one lone pair of electrons. Now the Chloride moleculesare pushed into a Seesaw molecule shape due to the single lonepair repelling the Chloride. Thus producing angles of 90o, 120o, and 180o. (The lone pair is on the 180side)

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