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What is the difference between a bent and angular shape?
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The two words are interchangeable and refer to a molecule that has lone pairs that distort the bond angles. Hope this helps!
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Bent or angular refers to when there are three or four groups of electrons around an atom, but only two of them are bonding groups, meaning the other(s) are lone pairs. One example is H2O
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Bent and angular refer to the same molecular shape. Those words can be used interchangeably.
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They're synonymous and occur when lone pairs and a linear structure are involved in the same atom.
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