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pentagonal bipyramidal 3 lone pairs?

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:55 pm
by Jared_Yuge
starting from a pentagonal bipyramidal if you turn 3 into lone pairs where would you put the third lone pair? would it still be on the equatorial plane? or would it need to be an axial because of the lone pair repulsion?

Re: pentagonal bipyramidal 3 lone pairs?

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:36 am
by Samuel Tzeng 1B
I don't think we would need to know this as it's either super uncommon or not possible

Re: pentagonal bipyramidal 3 lone pairs?

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:39 am
by Kellylin_4D
I learned in a step up that you continue to put it on the equatorial plane so that the trigonal part of the structure is now gone. The shape becomes linear, with the two bonded pairs as far as possible, which is 180 degrees.