Bent vs. Angular

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Jaquelinne Rodriguez-Lopez 1L
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Bent vs. Angular

Postby Jaquelinne Rodriguez-Lopez 1L » Thu May 31, 2018 10:07 pm

Can we use the terms "bent" and "angular" interchangeably?

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Re: Bent vs. Angular

Postby 204750609 » Thu May 31, 2018 10:20 pm

Yes they are interchangeable.

Steven Luong 1E
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Re: Bent vs. Angular

Postby Steven Luong 1E » Thu May 31, 2018 10:33 pm

They are the same thing and can be used interchangeably.

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Re: Bent vs. Angular

Postby Elizabeth Parker 1K » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:21 am

I was told that angular is for one lone pair and bent is for two lone pairs because it is closer together. Is that not true?

Jacy Black 1C
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Re: Bent vs. Angular

Postby Jacy Black 1C » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:04 pm

I'm pretty sure they will take either name for either. Following the pattern on the VSEPR diagram we got, they both are angular/bent.

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Re: Bent vs. Angular

Postby Johanna Caprietta 1E » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:10 pm

Im pretty sure bent and angular are interchangeable. I have a diagram that shows a molecule is bent shape when there are two bonds and 1 lone pair and angular 2 bonds and 2 lone pairs,which is the opposite of what Kimberly has but are essentially the same thing.

Alexander Hari 1L
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Re: Bent vs. Angular

Postby Alexander Hari 1L » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:34 pm

@ Elizabeth, they are the same thing, bent and angular can be used interchangeably regardless of lone pairs (according to my TA)

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Re: Bent vs. Angular

Postby Jaquelinne Rodriguez-Lopez 1L » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:53 am

Thank you!

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Re: Bent vs. Angular

Postby jadam_1E » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:21 am

Along these same lines, would it still be acceptable to say trigonal planar bent?

Jessica Lancisi - 1I
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Re: Bent vs. Angular

Postby Jessica Lancisi - 1I » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:47 am

i think bent is for when there is 2 bonds and trigonal planar is 3 so I think those two are not interchangeable

Myles Chang 1B
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Re: Bent vs. Angular

Postby Myles Chang 1B » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:10 am

Bent and angular describe the same shape. The VSEPR number would be AX2E

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Re: Bent vs. Angular

Postby melodyso1K » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:33 am

Yes, it's interchangeable! In the review session today for the #3 on the practice exam we used "bent" and "angular" interchangeably.


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