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Bent vs angular

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:28 am
by Gabriella Bates 2L
In the book, they use the term angular, but does the term bent also apply?Thank you

Re: Bent vs angular

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:39 am
by Joowon Seo 3A
Bent and angular are pretty much the same thing. You must look out however that bent or angular can have different bond angles. An arrangement of a tetrahedral and a shape of bent (>109.5) is different from an arrangement of a trigonal planar and the shape of bent (>120).