Angular VS Bent

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Angular VS Bent

Postby ludrin8348 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:50 pm

What is the difference between angular and bent? I was looking into a water molecule in a problem, and in the solution manual is shown as angular, but in class Professor Lavelle said it was bent. Are they the same thing?

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Re: Angular VS Bent

Postby sandraabdelmalak1D » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:03 am

I believe that angular and bent mean the same thing.

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Re: Angular VS Bent

Postby Hena Sihota 1L » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:14 pm

Yes, the terms "angular" and "bent" can be used interchangeably; they mean the same thing.

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Re: Angular VS Bent

Postby Chloe Blume 1F » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:24 pm

I agree with the previous responses that they are basically the same thing. Usually when one says angular they will be talking about the bond angle between two atoms and give a specific measurement, while bent is more of just a general statement.

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