Lone Pairs  [ENDORSED]

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Iris Shim 1E
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Lone Pairs

Postby Iris Shim 1E » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:17 pm

If there are lone pairs on an atom that's NOT the central atom, does it affect the angles of the bonding in the VSEPR model?

Andrea Grigsby 1I
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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby Andrea Grigsby 1I » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:21 pm

no

Bansi Amin 1D
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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby Bansi Amin 1D » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:27 pm

No, only the lone pairs on the central atom affect the bonding angles since it is more electronegative.

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Re: Lone Pairs  [ENDORSED]

Postby Shreya Ramineni 2L » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:21 pm

No, it doesn't affect the shape.


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