Lone Pairs

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Lone Pairs

Postby Salma Fawzi 4G » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:12 pm

What are lone pairs in a lewis structure?

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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby Salma Fawzi 4G » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:13 pm

And how can you find how many lone pairs are in a lewis structure?

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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby VPatankar_2L » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:16 pm

Lone pairs are pairs of electrons in the valence shell that are not shared with another atom through bonding. The lone pairs in a lewis structure are the pairs of electrons that are drawn as dots around the atom. For example, in NH3, N has one lone pair of electrons because it shares six with the three Hydrogens and two are left over.

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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby Emily Vainberg 1D » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:37 pm

When you look at a lewis structure, the lone pairs are the dots around the electrons, NOT the electrons that are shared through the line. Also, if there are 4 dots (example: Oxygen has one line representing two shared electrons and four dots around the electron) that means there are 4 lone pairs, NOT two pairs.

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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby Arvind 4G » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:53 pm

Lone pairs are electrons in the structure that are not shared between atoms or in other words, not involved in a bond. They are generally represented by dots around the atom that they belong to.

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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby stephaniekim2K » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:04 pm

Lone pair electrons are electrons that are not bonded to other elements. In other words, they are not shared with any other elements.

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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby ABombino_2J » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:35 pm

Lone pairs are pairs of electrons that are not shared with other elements. They are represented by dots around an element. To find the amount of lone pairs, count the number of dots and divide that number by 2.

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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby Anna Heckler 2C » Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:30 pm

Lone pairs refers to a pair of valence electrons that are shared with another atoms when covalently bonded.

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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby Katherine Brenner 3H » Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:25 pm

Will you have lone pairs during an ionic bond?

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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby Adrianh72 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:43 pm

Katherine Brenner 3H wrote:Will you have lone pairs during an ionic bond?

In covalent Lewis Dot Structures, we usually look at shared electrons vs. lone pairs, but in ionic bonds, we don't have those shared electrons, so technically all the electrons are lone pairs.

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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby KMenjivar_3A » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:12 pm

In Lewis Structures lone pairs are electrons that are not associated with other elements. When it comes to drawling the lewis structure, the lone pairs will be the excess dots that are left over in the central atom.


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