VSEPR

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Shundeen Martinez 1D
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VSEPR

Postby Shundeen Martinez 1D » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:07 pm

Do lone pairs affect the shape and name of a structure?

Alexandra Ortega 4D
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Re: VSEPR

Postby Alexandra Ortega 4D » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:11 pm

Yes,lone pairs affect the shape and name because they push down on the rest of the bonds. So, a molecule becomes bent when there are lone pairs on the central atom. However, if there were no lone pairs on the central atom, then the molecule would actually be linear.

Samantha Chang 2K
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Re: VSEPR

Postby Samantha Chang 2K » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:51 pm

Yes!

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Re: VSEPR

Postby 105002507 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:00 pm

Yes because the lone pairs push down on the rest of the bonds and affect the degree of angle

Edward Xie 2E
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Re: VSEPR

Postby Edward Xie 2E » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:03 pm

Yes, since electrons repel each other.

Elena Maneffa 1E
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Re: VSEPR

Postby Elena Maneffa 1E » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:36 pm

Yes, lone pairs do affect the shape and structure. For example it can determine the difference between linear and bent.


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