(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)
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I believe the lone pairs of electrons only count when they are around the central atom. I think the lone pairs around a non central atom would form a molecular structure called a bent or a gray circle representing the lone pair.
Lone pairs do count as an area of electron density, but in the VSEPR model you only consider the actual atoms attached to the atom when looking at it's structure and naming it. That being said, lone pairs on the central atom will impact the structure because of electron repulsion.
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