Test 2

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Jedrick Zablan 3L
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Test 2

Postby Jedrick Zablan 3L » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:42 pm

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"?

Ananta3G
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Re: Test 2

Postby Ananta3G » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:49 pm

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!

Joanne Lee 1J
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Re: Test 2

Postby Joanne Lee 1J » Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:20 pm

I believe you can just say the structure is bent.

Areli C 1L
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Re: Test 2

Postby Areli C 1L » Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:16 pm

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 :/

Kristina Rizo 2K
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Re: Test 2

Postby Kristina Rizo 2K » Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:26 pm

Also, another way the book states bent is angular. You'll be fine if you just say bent or angular.

Anvi Brahmbhatt 4A
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Re: Test 2

Postby Anvi Brahmbhatt 4A » Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:55 pm

You can just say "bent" for either!

Cassandra_1K
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Re: Test 2

Postby Cassandra_1K » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:33 pm

i believe if you specify that it is bent you should be okay, unless stated otherwise

Michelle N - 2C
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Re: Test 2

Postby Michelle N - 2C » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:26 pm

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!


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