lone pairs

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danielruiz1G
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lone pairs

Postby danielruiz1G » Sun May 20, 2018 11:55 pm

do lone pairs contribute and have dipole moments?

Heung Ching Chia 1E
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Re: lone pairs

Postby Heung Ching Chia 1E » Mon May 21, 2018 12:08 am

I believe it is only the shared electrons that will have partial charges due to differences in electronegativity which contributes to dipole moments. Therefore, I don't think lone pairs contribute towards dipole moments.

Michael Park
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Re: lone pairs

Postby Michael Park » Mon May 21, 2018 1:35 am

No. Only shared electrons between atoms can have dipole moments (the slightly positive and negative charges because of uneven electonegativity). Lone pairs do not contribute to this.

Haison Nguyen 1I
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Re: lone pairs

Postby Haison Nguyen 1I » Mon May 21, 2018 1:40 pm

Shared electrons between atoms will have dipole moments, not lone pairs.


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