## Bent and Angular?

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### Bent and Angular?

When referring to structures, are bent and angular the same thing?

Megan Cao 1I
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### Re: Bent and Angular?

yes! they're the same shape just a different name. just like how seesaw is also referred to as "sawhorse".

Ariel Fern 2B
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### Re: Bent and Angular?

Yes they are! The book tends to refer to it as "angular" but Prof. Lavelle referred to it as "bent" in lecture, so they should be interchangeable.

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### Re: Bent and Angular?

Ghadir Seder 4F wrote:When referring to structures, are bent and angular the same thing?

I also was confused when I saw that in the book it was referred to as angular, and in class it was bent, but they are the exact same thing! 2 attached atoms and zero lone pairs.

Charisse Vu 1H
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### Re: Bent and Angular?

Bent and angular are synonymous but typically, bent is used more often!

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### Re: Bent and Angular?

Yes they are the same thing! However, Professor Lavelle uses Bent so I would stick to that!

pauline young 1L
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### Re: Bent and Angular?

yes! as long as you remember that they mean the same thing, you should be able to use them interchangeably.