Regions of Electron Density

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Kathleen Vidanes 1E
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Regions of Electron Density

Postby Kathleen Vidanes 1E » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:16 pm

When counting the regions of electron density in a Lewis Dot Structure, do we include lone pairs that are on the central atom?

Emilie Hoffman 1E
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Re: Regions of Electron Density

Postby Emilie Hoffman 1E » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:20 pm

I think that Lavelle said something in class about counting lone pairs as places in which a bond cannot go when we are creating Lewis structures or VESPR models, but they should be places of high electron density based on the fact that there are two electrons somewhere in that area around the atom.

Jonathan Tangonan 1E
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Re: Regions of Electron Density

Postby Jonathan Tangonan 1E » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:13 pm

Yes lone pairs are considered as one region of high electron density when counting the regions around the central atom.


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