difference between bent and angular

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Jina Kwon
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difference between bent and angular

Postby Jina Kwon » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:16 pm

What is the difference between a bent and angular shape?

alicechien_4F
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Re: difference between bent and angular

Postby alicechien_4F » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:42 pm

The two words are interchangeable and refer to a molecule that has lone pairs that distort the bond angles. Hope this helps!

Maia_Jackson_2C
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Re: difference between bent and angular

Postby Maia_Jackson_2C » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:20 pm

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

Andrew Liang 1I
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Re: difference between bent and angular

Postby Andrew Liang 1I » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:29 pm

Bent and angular refer to the same molecular shape. Those words can be used interchangeably.

DMuth_1J
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Re: difference between bent and angular

Postby DMuth_1J » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:33 pm

They're synonymous and occur when lone pairs and a linear structure are involved in the same atom.


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