Electron Density

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Frederick Keith_4C
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Electron Density

Postby Frederick Keith_4C » Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:52 pm

I know bonds and lone pairs count as regions of electron density, but does a single electron by itself also count as a region of electron density?

Isabel Day 1D
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Re: Electron Density

Postby Isabel Day 1D » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:03 pm

Yes, a single electron counts as a region of electron density just as a lone pair would.

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Re: Electron Density

Postby AronCainBayot2K » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:05 pm

Since an electron is present, this represents a region of electron density. If it were a bond or lone pair or just a single electron present, as long as there is one electron, it is a region.

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