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### Bent vs. Angular

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 10:07 pm
Can we use the terms "bent" and "angular" interchangeably?

### Re: Bent vs. Angular

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 10:20 pm
Yes they are interchangeable.

### Re: Bent vs. Angular

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 10:33 pm
They are the same thing and can be used interchangeably.

### Re: Bent vs. Angular

Posted: 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?

### Re: Bent vs. Angular

Posted: 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.

### Re: Bent vs. Angular

Posted: 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.

### Re: Bent vs. Angular

Posted: 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)

### Re: Bent vs. Angular

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:53 am
Thank you!

### Re: Bent vs. Angular

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:21 am
Along these same lines, would it still be acceptable to say trigonal planar bent?

### Re: Bent vs. Angular

Posted: 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

### Re: Bent vs. Angular

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:10 am
Bent and angular describe the same shape. The VSEPR number would be AX2E

### Re: Bent vs. Angular

Posted: 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.