Bent and Angular?

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Ghadir Seder 1G
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Bent and Angular?

Postby Ghadir Seder 1G » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:26 pm

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

Megan Cao 1I
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Re: Bent and Angular?

Postby Megan Cao 1I » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:30 pm

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?

Postby Ariel Fern 2B » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:36 pm

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.

Nicholas_Gladkov_2J
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Re: Bent and Angular?

Postby Nicholas_Gladkov_2J » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:43 pm

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?

Postby Charisse Vu 1H » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:03 pm

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

105311039
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Re: Bent and Angular?

Postby 105311039 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:05 pm

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?

Postby pauline young 1L » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:07 pm

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


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