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Bent shape

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:49 pm
by Nadeen 3D
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)

Re: Bent shape

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:53 pm
by megan blatt 2B
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.