Bent shape

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Nadeen 3D
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Bent shape

Postby Nadeen 3D » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:49 pm

Is another word for bent angular? (I noticed bent shapes being called angular but just want to make sure)

Also, if the molecular shape has only one lone pair and two bonds attached, is that considered bent? (because bent has 2 lone pairs)

megan blatt 2B
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Re: Bent shape

Postby megan blatt 2B » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:53 pm

Yes, the bent shape is also sometimes called angular. Also, a molecule with two bonds and a single lone pair is still considered bent. The difference between a bent molecule with one lone pair vs two lone pairs would be the bond angle. A bent molecule with two lone pairs would have a smaller bond angle than a bent molecule with one lone pair due to increased electron repulsion between the two lone pairs.


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