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Postby Tracey Tran 3I » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:58 am

Why do lone pairs have more repulsion power than bond pairs?

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Re: Repulsion

Postby AnvitaaAnandkumar_1B » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:18 am

The bonding pair shared in a bond lies further from the atom than a nonbonding pair of that atom which is held close to its positively charged nucleus. Consequently, lone pairs are closer to each other than any other combination of pairs (lone pair-bonding pair and bonding pair-bonding pair), and thus, repel each other more strongly.

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