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Test 2

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:42 pm
by Jedrick Zablan 3L
If a structure is bent, do have to explicitly say that it is a ?bent trigonal planar and a bent tetrahedral" or can we just say "bent"?

Re: Test 2

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:49 pm
by Ananta3G
I think you can just say "bent" no matter if it is AX2E or AX2E2, but if asked to specify the electron geometry, you should state that it is trigonal planar for AX2E and tetrahedral for AX2E2. Hope this answer helps!

Re: Test 2

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:20 pm
by Joanne Lee 1J
I believe you can just say the structure is bent.

Re: Test 2

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:16 pm
by Areli C 1L
Ananta3G wrote:I think you can just say "bent" no matter if it is AX2E or AX2E2, but if asked to specify the electron geometry, you should state that it is trigonal planar for AX2E and tetrahedral for AX2E2. Hope this answer helps!


Do you think we can specify all the names (Trigonal planar and tetrahedral) just in case they were asking, or they'd take off points because you're adding unnecessary information :/

Re: Test 2

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:26 pm
by Kristina Rizo 2K
Also, another way the book states bent is angular. You'll be fine if you just say bent or angular.

Re: Test 2

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:55 pm
by Anvi Brahmbhatt 4A
You can just say "bent" for either!

Re: Test 2

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:33 pm
by Cassandra_1K
i believe if you specify that it is bent you should be okay, unless stated otherwise

Re: Test 2

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:26 pm
by Michelle N - 2C
Really depends on whether or not the lone pairs are present in the structure. Follow the VSEPR formula (AXE) and you can go from there!

Best of luck!