Electron Density  [ENDORSED]

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Helen Shi 1J
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Electron Density

Postby Helen Shi 1J » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:59 pm

Do we only count the lone pairs on the central atom as regions of electron density?

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Re: Electron Density  [ENDORSED]

Postby Katie 1E » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:12 pm

I'm pretty sure that the bonded pairs count as regions of electron density as well. Although bonded regions may not repel each other as strongly as lone pairs do, they are still considered regions of electron density because electrons are likely to be present in this region.

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Re: Electron Density

Postby ZoeHahn1J » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:59 pm

Are bonded regions more electron dense/is that important to keep in mind?

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Re: Electron Density

Postby Katie 1E » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:44 pm

It helps when determining the molecular shape, especially when using AXE notation

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Re: Electron Density

Postby Helen Shi 1J » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:35 pm

Why do we not count the lone pairs on other atoms bonded to the central atom as regions of electron density?


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