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connie 2C
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name?

Postby connie 2C » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:27 am

is bent and angular the same shape? are they just interchangeable names?

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Re: name?

Postby chrisleung-2J » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:27 am

Yes, they are two names for the same geometry, for molecules with configuration AX2E or AX3E

Samuel Tzeng 1B
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Re: name?

Postby Samuel Tzeng 1B » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:12 am

chrisleung wrote:Yes, they are two names for the same geometry, for molecules with configuration AX2E or AX3E


AX3E would be trigonal pyramidal, AX2E2 would be bent

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Re: name?

Postby WesleyWu_1C » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:02 am

Bent and anguler are the same shape, but a bent molecule might not have the same bond angles as another bent molecule. For example, for AX2E, it would be bent and would have bond angles a bit less than 120 degrees. For AX2E2, it would also be bent, but the bond angles would be less than 109.5 degress.

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Re: name?

Postby Lauren Tanaka 1A » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:42 am

Bent and angular have the same shape but the bond angles might be different for both. Bent usually has two lone pairs whereas angular has one so the bond angles would be less in bent than in angular.


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