What is Angular? And what is T-shaped?

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Cowasjee_Sanaea_3E
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What is Angular? And what is T-shaped?

Postby Cowasjee_Sanaea_3E » Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:29 pm

Is Angular the same shape as bent?
And what is T-shaped?

emilie liu 3G
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Re: What is Angular? And what is T-shaped?

Postby emilie liu 3G » Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:41 pm

Yes, angular is the same as bent. T-shaped is a compound with 3 bonds and and 2 lone pairs.

Kevin Tam 1J
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Re: What is Angular? And what is T-shaped?

Postby Kevin Tam 1J » Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:47 am

I'd like to add on to the definition of an angular/bent molecule.

The central atom of a bent molecule can have either 1 or 2 lone pairs.

The trick is when there are 3 lone pairs. In the case of 3 lone pairs, the molecule becomes linear.


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