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Do the lone pairs of the noncentral/surrounding atoms affect the shape and angles of the overall molecule? If so, how do they change the shape?
Justin Sarquiz 2F
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The lone pairs only affect the shape if they are on the central atom. Lone pairs on the surrounding atoms have no effect on the shape of the molecule.
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VSEPR models center around the electrons/electron pairs of the central atom.
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I'm confused on the bond angle for T-shaped molecules with 2 lone pairs (and 3 bonding pairs)? Is it all less than 90?
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