Lone Pairs

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Sophia Dinh 1D
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Lone Pairs

Postby Sophia Dinh 1D » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:01 pm

Why do lone pairs affect molecular geometry?

Timmy Nguyen Dis 1I
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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby Timmy Nguyen Dis 1I » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:02 pm

Lone pairs affect molecular geometry because they cause repelling forces against the other atoms in the molecule

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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby Andrew Jang 4D » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:03 pm

Lone pairs cause repulsion, so the shape of a molecule is determined by minimizing the repulsive forces; this leads to particular arrangements that are most suited.

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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby Serena Siddiq 3D » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:03 pm

Lone pairs have more electron density and are delocalized, so when they move around the entire molecule at any given moment they are able to have a stronger repulsion power than bonded pairs.

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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby jvera4b » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:05 pm

Lone pairs still affect molecular geometery because they still cause repulsion amongst electrons of other atoms.

Maika Ngoie 1B
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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby Maika Ngoie 1B » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:31 pm

Lone pairs repel the other atoms within a molecule, compressing angles and making them smaller

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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby 205389184 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:03 pm

Since lone pairs result in repulsion of the atoms in the molecule, the geometry of the molecule will be affected.

Kendra Barreras 3E
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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby Kendra Barreras 3E » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:05 pm

Lone pairs cause repulsion and this in turn changes the geometrical arrangement.

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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby jmtz1I » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:14 pm

Lone pairs repel; therefore, compressing and causing the angle to become smaller. For example, H2O has one lone pair that causes a bent shape with an angle less than 109.5.

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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby KSong_1J » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:16 pm

Lone pairs affect molecular geometry because the electron-electron repulsion causes the atoms to move further away

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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby Natalie C 1K » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:18 pm

lone pairs repulse the electrons of other atoms, which affects molecular geometry


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