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Is it possible for a molecule to have a molecular structure with 2 bonds at 90° and one bond at 180°? (and no other bonds apart from those three)

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No I don't think so
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No I don't think so
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Np, was there any specific molecule/question in your mind?
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Np, was there any specific molecule/question in your mind?
No, I am doing some exercises on hybridization and one question asked “out of this four molecular geometries, which has a sp2 hybridization?”.
Two of the possible answers were out of question because they only had one or two electron domains, so I was left with two possible answers.
One was “three angles of 120°” and the other was “two angles of 90° and one of 180°”. Since they both have three electron domains they both could have had an sp2 hybridization. I could not think about any other reason to choose one answer over the other but the fact that one of the two had to be a molecular geometry that did not exist at all.
I knew trigonal planar had three bonds at 120°, so I asked, just to make sure, if the other one existed at all.
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Is it possible for a molecule to have a molecular structure with 2 bonds at 90° and one bond at 180°? (and no other bonds apart from those three)

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Would an atom at the top centre of the letter T have the bonding you're interested in?
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