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Compare the structures of H2O and H2O2

9.17  Compare the structures of H2O and H2O2.

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R Rakesh

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In the gaseous phase water is a bent molecule with a bond angle of 104.5 degree, and O-H bond length of 95.7 pm. It is a highly polar molecule.

Hydrogen peroxide has a non-planner structure both in the gas phase and solid phase. The dihedral angle in the gas phase is 115.5 degree and in the solid phase is 90.2 degree.

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