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The equation

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:47 pm
by Andrea_Torres
I know that the L in the equation means the # of electrons in a lone pair but what is a lone pair?

Re: The equation

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:49 pm
by Brianna Becerra 1B
A lone pair refers to the dots surrounding the elements in a lewis structure. If it was shared, it would be represented by a line connecting the two elements. To find the number of lone pairs, simply count the number of dots.

Re: The equation

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:50 pm
by sbeall_1C
Hi!
A lone pair of electrons refers to the electrons that are not involved in bonding when drawing the Lewis structures!

Re: The equation

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:53 pm
by jvera4b
A lone pair would be the dots that aren't bonded but are still surrounding the element (those which don't have a line connecting to another element). The L in the formal charge equation would be the number of lone electrons for the element you are calculating it for.