Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Question

The decreasing values of bond angles from NH3 (106o ) to SbH3 (101o ) down group-15 of the periodic table is due to

  • increasing bp-bp repulsion

  • increasing p-orbital character in sp3

  • decreasing lp-bp repulsion

  • decreasing electronegativity

Answer

D.

decreasing electronegativity

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