Bent molecular geometry

Bent molecular geometry

In chemistry, the term "bent" can be applied to certain molecules to describe their molecular geometry. H2O is an example of a bent molecule. The bond angle between the two hydrogen atoms is approximately 104.45°. [G. L. Miessler and D. A. Tarr “Inorganic Chemistry” 3rd Ed, Pearson/Prentice Hall publisher, ISBN 0-13-035471-6.] Nonlinear triatomic molecules and ions are common for compounds containing only main group elements, prominent examples being nitrogen dioxide, SCl2, and the CH2. This geometry is almost always consistent with VSEPR theory.

ee also

*AXE method
*Molecular geometry

References

External links

* [http://www.3dchem.com/ 3D Chem: Chemistry, Structures, and 3D Molecules]
* [http://www.iumsc.indiana.edu/ Indiana University Molecular Structure Center]
* [http://www.phys.ncl.ac.uk/staff/njpg/symmetry/Molecules_l3d.html Point Group Symmetry Interactive Examples]
* [http://chemlab.truman.edu/CHEM121Labs/MolecularModeling1.htm Molecular Modeling]
* [http://intro.chem.okstate.edu/1314F97/Chapter9/3BP.html Animated Trigonal Planar Visual]


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