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    Ideal Bond Angle of Cyanamide

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    In the attached picture, predict the ideal bond angle(s) around each central atom in the molecule.

    Hint: Ignore the angles shown in the 2-dimensional Lewis structure and instead, consider what shape the molecule would have in three dimensions. (Ignore any resonance effects.)

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    This is cyanamide:

    N?C - NH2

    The valence shell of C has 8 electrons, 6 in the triple bond and 2 in the single bond. As it has no lone pairs, the triple and single bonds will ...

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    This solution offers a rational approach for deducing the answer, based on the basic concept of bonding and molecular structure.