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Clarissa Nava 3H
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When calculating the AXE do you include the lone pairs in the X?
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When doing VSEPR formula, X are atoms whilst each E is a lone pair on the central atom.
Fionna Shue 4L
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A represents the central atom, X is the number of atoms bonded to the central atom, and E is the number of lone pairs on the central atom.
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Lone pairs are included in the E part of the equation, for every lone pair you add an E. 2 Lone pairs is E2
Zachary Menz 1D
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No, lone pairs are represented by E.
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