Bent vs Angular

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rkusampudi
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Bent vs Angular

Postby rkusampudi » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:06 pm

Just to clarify, Dr.Lavelle uses the terminology "bent" when describing molecular shape while the textbook seems to use "angular" to mean the same thing. Are those terms interchangeable?

Riya Pathare 2E
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Re: Bent vs Angular

Postby Riya Pathare 2E » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:22 pm

If they represent the same shape they should be interchangeable. They are both resulting from a trigonal pyramidal losing a bonding pair or a trigonal planar losing a bonding pair where the bonding pairs become lone pairs.

Kamryn Chang 1I
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Re: Bent vs Angular

Postby Kamryn Chang 1I » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:58 pm

Yes, the terms bent and angular are interchangeable.

Michael Lee 2I
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Re: Bent vs Angular

Postby Michael Lee 2I » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:00 am

Yes, bent and angular both mean that the atoms are not bonded to the central atom linearly.

Jana Sun 1I
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Re: Bent vs Angular

Postby Jana Sun 1I » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:42 am

The term "angular" also came up in 4.5. In the answer key, it says that the shape of SOCl2 is angular but the arrangement is trigonal planar. I'm a little confused because I thought "bent" or "angular" and "trigonal planar" are both shapes...so how can SOCl2 be both? Thanks in advance!

snehabhargava
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Re: Bent vs Angular

Postby snehabhargava » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:06 am

The word angular and bent mean the exact same thing. Don’t worry about when to use either. They are the same.

snehabhargava
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Re: Bent vs Angular

Postby snehabhargava » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:07 am

The word angular and bent mean the exact same thing. Don’t worry about when to use either. They are the same.

Yizhou Liu 3L
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Re: Bent vs Angular

Postby Yizhou Liu 3L » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:06 pm

They're the same. They occur when lone pairs have more repulsive force than do shared electron pairs.


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