electron repulsion

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electron repulsion

Postby asalest 2K » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:48 pm

Is there electron repulsion in every atom with a lone pair?

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Re: electron repulsion

Postby Tam Nguyen 2B » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:17 pm

There is electron repulsion present in atoms with lone pairs or bonded pairs. The electron repulsion is strongest between lone pair electrons and the least amount of electron repulsion is present between bonding pairs.

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Re: electron repulsion

Postby Natalie Do 3F » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:07 pm

The number or set up of electrons does not determine whether or not electron repulsion exists, just its strength. Negative always repulses negative.

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Re: electron repulsion

Postby Malakai Espinosa 3E » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:29 pm

Electron repulsion comes when negatively charged electrons cause repulsion between each other.

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Re: electron repulsion

Postby Catherine Bubser 2C » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:03 pm

This repulsion is what changes the shape of the atom, correct?

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Re: electron repulsion

Postby Andrew Yoon 3L » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:25 pm

Electron repulsion occurs when two of the same sign (negative and negative) come close to each other. They will repulse each other. Yes, electron repulsion does play a part in forming the shape of an atom.

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Re: electron repulsion

Postby DominicMalilay 1F » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:59 pm

It can be any 2 electrons that repel each other!

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Re: electron repulsion

Postby Siwa Hwang 3G » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:23 pm

We can assume that electron repulsion is present in every atom that has more than one electron.
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Lauren Strickland 1B
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Re: electron repulsion

Postby Lauren Strickland 1B » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:28 pm

Electrons repel each other as they have negative charges.

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Re: electron repulsion

Postby Mina Tadros 3L » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:31 pm

Repulsion occurs between lone pairs and bonding pairs. However, the strength of the repulsions are different: lone pair-lone pair repulsion > lone pair-bonding pair repulsions > bonding pair-bonding pair repulsions.

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Re: electron repulsion

Postby Christine Ma 3L » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:36 pm

Yes, since lone pairs are 2 electrons and electrons always repel each other, there will always be electron repulsion in atoms with lone pairs. The lone pair electrons will repel each other, and they will also repel other lone pair or bonding pair electrons.

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Re: electron repulsion

Postby Talia Dini - 3I » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:27 pm

Yes, there is repulsion between lone pair electrons. There is also repulsion between bonding pair electrons. The strength of these repulsions are different and are as follows: the lone pair-lone pair repulsion is stronger than the lone pair-bonding pair repulsion which is stronger than the bonding pair-bonding pair repulsion.

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Re: electron repulsion

Postby Rylee Mangan 1K » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:01 pm

Electron repulsion will play a part in determine the shape of a molecule because lone pairs repel each other. Also, repulsion strength is greatest in lone-lone pair, then lone-bonding pair, and weakest in bonding-bonding pairs.

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Re: electron repulsion

Postby Sabrina Galvan 3J » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:41 am

Yes! Lone pairs repulsion is the most has the greatest repulsion strength. However there is still repulsion among long bonding pairs, and bonding-bonding pairs, with their strength decreasing in that order.

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Re: electron repulsion

Postby 105618850 » Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:20 am

Electron repulsion occurs when there are multiple electrons present. That is what contributes to a molecules structure and their respective bond lengths.

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Re: electron repulsion

Postby Yolanda_Xing_3A » Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:51 am

Electron repulsion always occurs whenever there are two electrons! The difference is just it’s strength and what effect would occur.


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