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Lone pair

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:29 pm
by EvaLi_3J
Can anyone please explain what a lone pair is? Is it just the valence electrons that have not been used in bonding?

Re: Lone pair

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:31 pm
by Jamie Lee 1H
Yes you are correct. Lone pairs are just a pair of valence electrons that are not bonded.

Re: Lone pair

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:42 pm
by rabiasumar2E
Lone pairs are just electrons that aren't bonded!

Re: Lone pair

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:39 pm
by Snigdha Uppu 1G
A lone pair is just the pair of electrons not used in the chemical bond, which is why they are lonely.

Re: Lone pair

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:41 pm
by KHowe_1D
A lone pair is a pair of electrons not bonding two elements together.

Re: Lone pair

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:48 pm
by gferg21
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.

Re: Lone pair

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:50 pm
by rohun2H
A lone pair is a pair of electrons not shared with another atom.

Re: Lone pair

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:52 pm
by Qilan Li 4I
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.

Re: Lone pair

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:19 pm
by Matthew Tsai 2H
Yep, as previous answers stated, lone pairs just refer to a pair of electrons in an orbital that are not shared with another atom.