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Bent or Angular?

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:54 pm
by Amy Xiao 1I
Is bent or angular the best term to use to describe a trigonal planar/tetrahedral with one lone pair? VSEPR charts online use the term "bent," but the textbook calls them "angular".

Re: Bent or Angular?

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:00 pm
by Jamie Lee 1F
Technically they are the same thing so I don't think it matters, you would most likely get a problem correct with either name. Lavelle used bent in his lecture though.

Re: Bent or Angular?

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:16 pm
by Dan M -3E
I don't think it matters cuz its clear what you mean by both.

Re: Bent or Angular?

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:19 pm
by Amanda Mei 1B
Both are correct but Lavelle uses "bent".

Re: Bent or Angular?

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:20 pm
by Eugene Chung 3F
Bent and angular are use synonymously

Re: Bent or Angular?

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:33 pm
by jvera4b
The terms are interchangeable since they mean the same thing, just know what they are and you should be fine.

Re: Bent or Angular?

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:44 pm
by Jesalynne 2F
The two terms are synonymous, so you can use either one. :)

Re: Bent or Angular?

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:03 pm
by Donavin Collins 1F
I would use bent since Lavelle uses that term more often.

Re: Bent or Angular?

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:16 pm
by Jillian C 4C
The terms "bent" and "angular" are interchangeable.

Re: Bent or Angular?

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:35 pm
by 005206171
Both bent and angular refer to the same shape

Re: Bent or Angular?

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:43 pm
by derinceltik1K
They both refer to the same thing. It doesn't matter which one you use.

Re: Bent or Angular?

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:47 pm
by Lauren Stack 1C
Bent and angular represent the same shape, so you should be able to use them interchangeably. I believe both are accepted on exams.

Re: Bent or Angular?

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:37 pm
by Kaitlynn Tran 3F
As long as you say either name and know that the bond angle is less than 120, you should be fine!

Re: Bent or Angular?

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:47 am
by Ashley Osorio
All the same.

Re: Bent or Angular?

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:41 pm
by Alan Cornejo 1a
Jamie Lee 1D wrote:Technically they are the same thing so I don't think it matters, you would most likely get a problem correct with either name. Lavelle used bent in his lecture though.


Both terms usually refer to the same thing, correct.

Re: Bent or Angular?

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:17 am
by Mai V 4L
Does anyone have a video they think is a good reference for this topic?

Re: Bent or Angular?

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:07 pm
by Muskaan Abdul-Sattar
I believe they can be used interchangeably.

Re: Bent or Angular?

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:04 pm
by Ria Nawathe 2B
I believe angular is 2 atoms bonded to the central atom with 1 lone pair, and bent is 2 atoms bonded to the central atom with 2 lone pairs.

Re: Bent or Angular?

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:10 pm
by Peter DePaul 3C
I'm pretty sure bent and angular can be used interchangeably