lone pairs

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lone pairs

Postby Hannah_1G » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:03 am

How would you determine where the lone pairs on a central atom would be in a molecular shape? How would you know if they align to create a dipole moment or cancel eachother out?

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Re: lone pairs

Postby Connor Ho 1B » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:01 pm

Lone pairs are never included in molecular shape

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Re: lone pairs

Postby Justin Quan 4I » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:20 pm

Lone pairs are not drawn in with the molecular shape, however, they are needed to figure out the exact molecular shape. Lone pairs usually only cancel each other out when the molecular shape is linear.

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