Lone pair

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EvaLi_3J
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Lone pair

Postby EvaLi_3J » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:29 pm

Can anyone please explain what a lone pair is? Is it just the valence electrons that have not been used in bonding?

Jamie Lee 1H
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Re: Lone pair

Postby Jamie Lee 1H » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:31 pm

Yes you are correct. Lone pairs are just a pair of valence electrons that are not bonded.

rabiasumar2E
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Re: Lone pair

Postby rabiasumar2E » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:42 pm

Lone pairs are just electrons that aren't bonded!

Snigdha Uppu 1G
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Re: Lone pair

Postby Snigdha Uppu 1G » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:39 pm

A lone pair is just the pair of electrons not used in the chemical bond, which is why they are lonely.

KHowe_1D
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Re: Lone pair

Postby KHowe_1D » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:41 pm

A lone pair is a pair of electrons not bonding two elements together.

gferg21
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Re: Lone pair

Postby gferg21 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:48 pm

a lone pair is just that: a pair of lonely electrons just floating in the valence shell of an atom. Without an atom to bond to/share electrons with, they do not serve any major purpose at the moment besides showing that they are present.

rohun2H
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Re: Lone pair

Postby rohun2H » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:50 pm

A lone pair is a pair of electrons not shared with another atom.

Qilan Li 4I
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Re: Lone pair

Postby Qilan Li 4I » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:52 pm

Lone pairs are valence electrons that are not shared with another atom in a bond. They are found in the outermost electron shell of atoms.

Matthew Tsai 2H
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Re: Lone pair

Postby Matthew Tsai 2H » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:19 pm

Yep, as previous answers stated, lone pairs just refer to a pair of electrons in an orbital that are not shared with another atom.


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