lone pairs VSEPR

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lone pairs VSEPR

Postby Christineg1G » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:59 pm

In terms of repulsion and VSEPR, if a compound has lone pairs, should they always be placed in the equatorial plane instead of the axial plane?

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Re: lone pairs VSEPR

Postby Emily Chirila 2E » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:15 pm

If total domains surrounding the central atom is less than 5, lone pairs can be placed anywhere. If total domains is 5, lone pairs should be placed in equatorial positions. If total domains is 6, lone pairs should be placed in axial positions.

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