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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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I believe that angular and bent mean the same thing.
Hena Sihota 1L
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Yes, the terms "angular" and "bent" can be used interchangeably; they mean the same thing.
Chloe Blume 1F
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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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