Lone pairs

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Elizabeth Harty 1A
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Lone pairs

Postby Elizabeth Harty 1A » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:04 pm

Why are lone pairs more likely to be found in certain places?

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Re: Lone pairs

Postby nicolely2F » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:09 pm

Because they cause strong repulsion, so there will be a certain arrangement in which they will be in balance. This is described by the shapes in the VSEPR theory

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Re: Lone pairs

Postby Justin Ko 4C » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:06 pm

Electron pairs in bonding pairs repel lone pair electrons, so in the VSEPR model, electron pairs will be placed as far away from each other as possible.

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Re: Lone pairs

Postby Pablo 1K » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:38 pm

Lone pairs are placed as far as possible to minimize electron repulsion.

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Re: Lone pairs

Postby jisulee1C » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:42 pm

Depending on the shape and structure, the lone electrons can be either found on axial or equatorial electrons. This depends on the fact that electrons want to be placed far away from each other because electron electron repulsion is the greatest repulsion.

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