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Postby AronCainBayot2K » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:23 pm

How do you determine repulsion strength and finding the least amount of repulsion when given a structure?

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Re: Repulsion

Postby Sydney Pell 2E » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:31 pm

In order of most repulsion strength to least repulsion strength according to the VSEPR model, the order is lone pair-lone pair > Lone pair-bonding pair > Bonding pair-bonding pair.

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Re: Repulsion

Postby Ayushi2011 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:24 pm

Bonding pairs have least repulsion, then lone pairs with bonding pairs, and lone pairs with each other have the highest repulsion.

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Re: Repulsion

Postby AryaG_4C » Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:45 pm

Yes and this knowledge also helps to determine the size of the angle made by the bonds.

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Re: Repulsion

Postby Kaylee Clarke 1G » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:01 pm

lone pairs have the highest repulsion, then lone-bonding, and bonding-bonding have the lowest repulsion

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Re: Repulsion

Postby MTanikella_1K » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:33 pm

The strength of repulsion is as follows: lone pair-lone pair>lone pair- bonding pair> bonding pair- bonding pair. This allows us to conclude that lone pairs have the highest repulsion and therefore affect the bond angles, usually resulting in a slight decrease in the angles overall.

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Re: Repulsion

Postby Maika Ngoie 1B » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:08 pm

Lone Pair--Lone Pair > Lone Pair--Bonding > Bonding Pair--Bonding Pair

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