Bent/Angular Shape

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Isabel Nakoud 4D
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Bent/Angular Shape

Postby Isabel Nakoud 4D » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:59 pm

Can I assume that "angular" shape is the same as saying "bent" shape?

305154707
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Re: Bent/Angular Shape

Postby 305154707 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:03 pm

Yes I believe that the two terms are interchangeable. Bent and angular shapes occur when there are two bonded atoms occurring with an electron pair or several electron pairs.

Kavya Juwadi 3C
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Re: Bent/Angular Shape

Postby Kavya Juwadi 3C » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:07 pm

A bent molecule can also refer to a molecule with two bonds and one lone pair or a molecule with two bonds and two lone pairs.

Henri_de_Guzman_3L
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Re: Bent/Angular Shape

Postby Henri_de_Guzman_3L » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:07 pm

They are the same, I've only heard of "bent" in my previous chem classes, I have never used angular. According to the book, they are the same

Connie Chen 3D
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Re: Bent/Angular Shape

Postby Connie Chen 3D » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:14 pm

Yes, they are the same. However, I would use "bent" instead of "angular" cause bent is the one that is most commonly used.


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