Bent vs Angular

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Quinton Sprague 1A
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Bent vs Angular

Postby Quinton Sprague 1A » Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:35 pm

If asked on the final to determine the molecular shape of NO2- or rather NH3, would the shape be bent, as we often say in H2O, or angular? Are the technically the same thing? Is one VESPR and the other molecular?

Jeffrey Doeve 2I
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Re: Bent vs Angular

Postby Jeffrey Doeve 2I » Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:38 pm

Bent and Angular are both the same way of describing molecular shape.

Ethan Laureano 3H
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Re: Bent vs Angular

Postby Ethan Laureano 3H » Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:40 pm

Bent and angular refer to the same molecular geometry (AX2E, AX2E2)

Edward Tang 1k
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Re: Bent vs Angular

Postby Edward Tang 1k » Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:42 pm

NO2- vsepr shape would be bent, and I believe angular just means the same thing.

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Re: Bent vs Angular

Postby Lucy_Balish_3G » Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:43 pm

Angular and Bent refer to the same molecular geometry and can be used interchangeably.

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Re: Bent vs Angular

Postby Julianna_flores3E » Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:54 pm

Yes, bent and angular are the same things. In the molecular geometry review, the diagram says bent or angular.

CesarLec1
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Re: Bent vs Angular

Postby CesarLec1 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:01 pm

Bent and angular both describe the same shape but I mostly see lavelle use bent so I would use that

Heidi Buri 2I
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Re: Bent vs Angular

Postby Heidi Buri 2I » Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:38 pm

Hi! I believe that bent and angular are technical the same thing. They are just different names for the same shapes. There are two shapes that can be denoted as bent (or angular). These shapes involve a shape with one central atom, two bonding atoms, and one lone pair (VSPER formula of AX2E) and a shape with one central atom, two bonding atoms, and two lone pairs (VESPER formula of AX2E2).

Justin Zhang_1A
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Re: Bent vs Angular

Postby Justin Zhang_1A » Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:44 pm

Bent and angular have the same meaning in regards to shape.

Moura Girgis 1F
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Re: Bent vs Angular

Postby Moura Girgis 1F » Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:54 pm

Both bent and angular are the same, so you'd choose whichever one is given in the answer choices if it was a multiple choice format.

Justin Lin 1B
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Re: Bent vs Angular

Postby Justin Lin 1B » Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:56 pm

Bent and angular refer to the same shape. Their names can be interchangeable.

Jaclyn Schwartz 1I
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Re: Bent vs Angular

Postby Jaclyn Schwartz 1I » Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:49 am

I believe they are the same thing

Halle Villalobos 3E
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Re: Bent vs Angular

Postby Halle Villalobos 3E » Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:44 pm

Hi! They are essentially the same thing. It's just personal preference in the nomenclature one uses.

LeahSWM 2E
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Re: Bent vs Angular

Postby LeahSWM 2E » Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:55 pm

bent and angular are actually interchangeable!

Diana Aguilar 3H
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Re: Bent vs Angular

Postby Diana Aguilar 3H » Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:22 pm

Bent and angular refer to the same molecular geometry.

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Re: Bent vs Angular

Postby Talia Dini - 3I » Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:32 am

Hi! Bent and angular describe the same shape

Susan Chamling 1F
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Re: Bent vs Angular

Postby Susan Chamling 1F » Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:12 am

I believe bent and angular are synonymous, although for this class we tend to use the term bent more often.

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Re: Bent vs Angular

Postby Adam_ElSayed_3B » Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:13 am

Bent and angular are the same as many others have said!

America Ramirez 3H
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Re: Bent vs Angular

Postby America Ramirez 3H » Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:04 am

bent and angular are the same thing.

Fernanda Olvera 3D
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Re: Bent vs Angular

Postby Fernanda Olvera 3D » Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:05 am

I agree^, both bent and angular are the same thing.

America Ramirez 3H
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Re: Bent vs Angular

Postby America Ramirez 3H » Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:13 am

bent and angular are both ways of describing that shape.


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