Angular vs Bent

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MaiaRodriguezChoi3E
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Angular vs Bent

Postby MaiaRodriguezChoi3E » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:32 pm

Are angular and bent the same molecular shape?

Edward Xie 2E
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Re: Angular vs Bent

Postby Edward Xie 2E » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:34 pm

Yes. The terms are interchangeable.

kateminden
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Re: Angular vs Bent

Postby kateminden » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:04 pm

Yes, they both refer to the AX2E model. For example, H2O's molecular shape could be described as either angular or bent.

Nicole Jakiel 4F
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Re: Angular vs Bent

Postby Nicole Jakiel 4F » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:50 pm

From my understanding they are the same thing, so it does not matter which term you use as they are both correct.

Karina Jiayu Xu 4E
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Re: Angular vs Bent

Postby Karina Jiayu Xu 4E » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:52 pm

They are the same thing. They both describe central molecules with two atoms bound and one pair of lone pair electrons.


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