Bent vs. Angular

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Emma Scholes 1L
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Bent vs. Angular

Postby Emma Scholes 1L » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:40 am

Is having a molecular shape that is bent the same as having a molecular shape that is angular?

Reva Kakaria 1J
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Re: Bent vs. Angular

Postby Reva Kakaria 1J » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:45 am

Yes, bent and angular both describe the same molecular shape!

marisaimbroane1J
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Re: Bent vs. Angular

Postby marisaimbroane1J » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:02 am

Yes, the names are interchangeable, but the angles will be different-- <109.5 and <120.

inlovewithchemistry
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Re: Bent vs. Angular

Postby inlovewithchemistry » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:47 pm

It is important to understand, though, that while the names are interchangeable, there are bent shapes for structures with three and four areas of electro density. Follow the pictured bond angles when recognizing the difference.
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