Equatorial/Axial Lone Pairs

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FDeCastro_1B
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Equatorial/Axial Lone Pairs

Postby FDeCastro_1B » Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:20 pm

Is it preferred that the lone pair is equatorial or axial on seesaw?

KeyaV1C
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Re: Equatorial/Axial Lone Pairs

Postby KeyaV1C » Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:23 pm

They prefer the equatorial position

Jada Brown 2H
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Re: Equatorial/Axial Lone Pairs

Postby Jada Brown 2H » Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:53 pm

equatorial because otherwise the space between electrons would not be maximized and the repulsion between electrons would be too much.

Adam Kramer 1A
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Re: Equatorial/Axial Lone Pairs

Postby Adam Kramer 1A » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:34 pm

It prefers equatorial because, in the full shape, the closest angle is 90 degrees, so you would want to remove one of the closest atoms to maximize the repulsion of the electrons and create the lowest energy.


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