Bent and Angular

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marisaimbroane1J
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Bent and Angular

Postby marisaimbroane1J » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:34 pm

Does it matter on the test if we name AX2E and AXE2E2 bent or angular? Or will either be accepted?

Ian Marquez 2K
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Re: Bent and Angular

Postby Ian Marquez 2K » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:36 pm

Professor Lavelle refers to the shape as "bent" and the textbook refers to it as "angular." Either should be accepted but I would lean toward bent for the naming since that's what Professor Lavelle has said during lecture.

Mukil_Pari_2I
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Re: Bent and Angular

Postby Mukil_Pari_2I » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:37 pm

Or you could be safe and write bent/angular on the test.

Vanadium Wang 4H
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Re: Bent and Angular

Postby Vanadium Wang 4H » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:26 am

There is a 2014 post where Chem_Mod states "No, there is no difference. You can use either "angular" or "bent" to refer to the molecular shape of AX2E or AX2E2 molecules."

katietietsworth_3c
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Re: Bent and Angular

Postby katietietsworth_3c » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:36 am

The terms "bent" and "angular" are interchangeable and mean the exact same thing so you will be given full credit no matter which term you use as long as that is the appropriate shape.

Dana Wilks 3I
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Re: Bent and Angular

Postby Dana Wilks 3I » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:33 am

yes, either will be accepted. Bent and angular mean the same thing and refer to molecules with trigonal planar electron arrangement with one lone pair. The general formula for these compounds is AX2E1.


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