Bent vs angular?

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NatBrown1I
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Bent vs angular?

Postby NatBrown1I » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:28 pm

What is the difference between the term bent and angular?

Sheridan Slaterbeck 1J
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Re: Bent vs angular?

Postby Sheridan Slaterbeck 1J » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:31 pm

Dr. Lavelle said they are the same thing.

Jayde Felix 4H
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Re: Bent vs angular?

Postby Jayde Felix 4H » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:38 pm

Bent and angular are the same.

805169754
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Re: Bent vs angular?

Postby 805169754 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:40 pm

There isn't really a difference. Both terms can be used to describe the the molecular shape of AX2E or AX2E2.

Kelsey Li 3B
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Re: Bent vs angular?

Postby Kelsey Li 3B » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:09 pm

Bent and angular are the same shape,

davidryan3f
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Re: Bent vs angular?

Postby davidryan3f » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:43 pm

Bent is just another name for angular. they are synonyms .

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Re: Bent vs angular?

Postby 404536963 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:46 pm

They are the same but for exams, I would use bent for 2 bonds and one lone pair and angular for when it is 1 bond and 3 lone pairs.

kevinav
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Re: Bent vs angular?

Postby kevinav » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:57 pm

Bent and Angular are two names for the same shape

Millicent Navarro 1I
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Re: Bent vs angular?

Postby Millicent Navarro 1I » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:46 pm

Both bent and angular are the same shape!

Sydney Aurelio_Dis4B
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Re: Bent vs angular?

Postby Sydney Aurelio_Dis4B » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:45 am

Bent and angular are the same shape. However my TA said that for exams to use the term angular since that is the common term used in the textbook and practice problems

isarose0
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Re: Bent vs angular?

Postby isarose0 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:26 pm

Bent and angular are the same.

Ricardo Martin 1J
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Re: Bent vs angular?

Postby Ricardo Martin 1J » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:28 am

Bent and angular are the same shape

Phil Timoteo 1K
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Re: Bent vs angular?

Postby Phil Timoteo 1K » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:25 am

They are the same thing.

Anmol_cheema_2F
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Re: Bent vs angular?

Postby Anmol_cheema_2F » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:52 pm

Bent and angular are the same thing.

Cameron_Greenberg_3C
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Re: Bent vs angular?

Postby Cameron_Greenberg_3C » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:32 pm

As everyone else has said, they are synonyms. But, the book says angular and that seems to be the more technical term.

Rosha Mamita 2H
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Re: Bent vs angular?

Postby Rosha Mamita 2H » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:54 pm

Bent and anglular are two different names for the same kind of VSEPR structure


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