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Nonlinear

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      AX2E AX2E
    Shape: nonlinear
    Steric Number: 3
    Lone Pair: 1
    Polar/NonPolar: Polar
    Hybridization: sp2
    Examples: SO2
    GIF File: ax2e.gif (49K)

    NOTES: This molecule is made up of 3 equally spaced sp2 hybrid orbitals arranged at approximately 120o angles. The shape of the orbitals is planar triangular. One orbital contains a lone pair of electrons.The two atoms attached to the central atom form a molecule that is nonlinear.