Regions of Electron Density

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Kristina Nguyen 1C
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Regions of Electron Density

Postby Kristina Nguyen 1C » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:32 pm

Is a double bond considered one region or two regions of electron density, and so on with other multiple bonds?

Esin Gumustekin 2J
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Re: Regions of Electron Density

Postby Esin Gumustekin 2J » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:21 pm

A double bond is considered one region of electron density. A triple bond is also one region of electron density like a double and single bond. Hope this helps!

Janice Xiao 1I
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Re: Regions of Electron Density

Postby Janice Xiao 1I » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:28 pm

Think of a region of electron density as just areas of electrons bunched together. An electron pair, single bond, double bond, and triple bond all count as 1 region of electron density.

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Re: Regions of Electron Density

Postby Ozhen Atoyan 1F » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:34 pm

To add on to this question, is it only important to know the electron density around the central atom, or does the electron density matter around the other elements as well?

Alexia Joseph 2B
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Re: Regions of Electron Density

Postby Alexia Joseph 2B » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:01 pm

Regions of electron density can be thought of the parts of the Lewis structure where you put either a bond (or multiple bonds) or a lone pair of electrons. If you are thinking about molecular shape and structure, a double bond would count as one region of electron density.


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