What Is the Molecular Shape of CH3Cl?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 1:22:18 AM ET

Methyl chloride (CH3Cl) has a tetrahedral shape with a bond angle of 109.5 degrees. This is because carbon has four valence electrons forming four bonds and in a three-dimensional space, a tetrahedral shape allows for the bonded electrons to be furthest away from each other.