The Inert Pair Effect

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Caitlin_Murphy_3C
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The Inert Pair Effect

Postby Caitlin_Murphy_3C » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:11 pm

can someone please explain to me the inert pair effect? (discussed in topic 1F)

Nikitha_lakshminarayanan3I
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Re: The Inert Pair Effect

Postby Nikitha_lakshminarayanan3I » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:52 pm

Is this something we will need to know for the midterm?

Joonsoo Kim 4L
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Re: The Inert Pair Effect

Postby Joonsoo Kim 4L » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:14 pm

I think all you have to know about them is that they come from losing 2 additional electrons from what is already an ion, since the S orbital in this particular atom has relatively little energy and can easily be removed. This results in unexpected ion formations- for example, Sn2+ to Sn4+


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