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Bent

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    AX2E2 AX2E2
    Shape: bent
    Steric Number: 4
    Lone Pair2: 2
    Polar/NonPolar: Polar
    Hybridization: sp3
    Examples: H2O, OF2
    GIF File: ax2e2.gif (52K)

    NOTES: This molecule is made up of 4 equally spaced sp3 hybrid orbitals forming bond angles of approximately 109.5o. The shape of the orbitals is tetrahedral. Two of the orbitals contain lone pairs of electrons. The two atoms connected to the central atom form a molecule with a bent shape.