(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)
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Lone pairs lie further from the central atom than bonding pairs, which are more attracted to the positive nuclei of that central atom. As such, the lone pairs are closer to each other than a lone-bonding or bonding-bonding pair and thus, experience the greatest repulsion. This in turn allows them to spread out more, taking up more "bonding space".
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