Regions of electron density

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Lauryn Jordan 1F
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Regions of electron density

Postby Lauryn Jordan 1F » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:19 pm

Does a lone pair count as a region of e-density when determining the shape?

Amy Zheng 2l
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Re: Regions of electron density

Postby Amy Zheng 2l » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:38 pm

Yes, lone pair counts as region of e- density

Lily Guo 1D
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Re: Regions of electron density

Postby Lily Guo 1D » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:46 pm

Yes, it does!

Brigitte Phung 1F
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Re: Regions of electron density

Postby Brigitte Phung 1F » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:47 pm

Yes, lone pairs count as regions of electron density! An unpaired electron also counts as a single region of electron density.

Alex Nechaev 1I
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Re: Regions of electron density

Postby Alex Nechaev 1I » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:52 pm

Lone pairs and bonding pairs both count as regions of electron density. Lone pairs help determine the shape when you take electron repulsion into account and will also enable you to calculate the bond angles.


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