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Postby SantanaRodriguezDis1G » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:26 pm

Why is the lone pair an equatorial instead of axial in a seesaw shape?

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Re: seesaw

Postby Alyssa Parry Disc 1H » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:27 pm

Because the angle is large between the equatorial atoms at 120 degrees while if it were on the axial it would only be 90 degrees between the axial atom and the equatorial atom

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Re: seesaw

Postby Ramya Natarajan 1D » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:46 am

Additionally, remember that repulsion ranks from bond-bond<bond-lone<lone pair

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