The electrons in a bond are shared unequally.
This is called an angle of unshared electrons, and it can be used to describe the bonding between two atoms.
Bonds with angles of less than 180 degrees have more electron density on one side of the molecule than the other.
Which means that there is unequal sharing going on!
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These two electrons are not shared between atoms, but rather have different spins (one up-spin one down).
So they both belong to each atom individually.
The electron that’s spinning opposite will be called an antibonding electron.
Because it actually destabilizes the molecule when present.
For more information about how bond angles affect bonding interactions with other atoms, click [here|electron sharing].
To learn more about bonds with unequal electron densities, visit [[Bonds With Unshared