repulsion strength

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Karina Kong 2H
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repulsion strength

Postby Karina Kong 2H » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:43 pm

What is the difference between lone-lone pairs, lone-bonding pairs, and bonding-bonding pairs?

zachary_nhem_4I
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Re: repulsion strength

Postby zachary_nhem_4I » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:45 pm

The strengths of repulsions are in the order lone pair - lone pair > lone pair - atom > atom -atom

TheresaDsilva4A
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Re: repulsion strength

Postby TheresaDsilva4A » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:49 pm

To add on the previous answer, lone pair repulsions are typically stronger than atom-atom repulsions because lone pairs are less restrained than bonds and take up more space!

AveryAgosto
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Re: repulsion strength

Postby AveryAgosto » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:50 pm

The strength of the bonds determine the repulsion and the shape of the molecule. LP-LP has the strongest repulsion.

EvaLi_3J
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Re: repulsion strength

Postby EvaLi_3J » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:53 pm

Lone pair and lone pair have the largest repulsion
Lone pair and bonding pair have the second largest repulsion
Bonding pair and bonding pair have the least repulsion

Trent Yamamoto 2J
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Re: repulsion strength

Postby Trent Yamamoto 2J » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:34 pm

lone pair - lone pair has the strongest repulsion, lone pair - atom has the second strongest repulsion, and atom -atom has the least strongest repulsion.


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