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AXE formula

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:30 pm
by Savannah Mance 4G
Is the E in the AXE the lone pairs on the central atom or all of the atoms?

Re: AXE formula

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:34 pm
by Lilyana Villa 3L
The E of the VSEPER formula represents the number of lone pairs the central atom has.

Re: AXE formula

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:16 pm
by Maika Ngoie 1B
The E is the number of lone pairs on the central atom

Re: AXE formula

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:19 pm
by Drake Choi_1I
It is only on the central atom

Re: AXE formula

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:24 pm
by Julie Park 1G
E describes the # of lone pairs on the central atom. For example, SO2 consists of an S bonded to two O with double bonds. In addition, one lone pair (2 electrons) exists on S. Therefore, the formula would look like: AX2E

Re: AXE formula

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:26 pm
by Deepika Reddy 1A
The E on the AXE is just the lone pairs on the central atom.

Re: AXE formula

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:47 pm
by Chanel D_4E
A represents the central atom, X represents the number of atoms bonded to the central atom and E represents the number of lone pairs on the central atom.

Re: AXE formula

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:52 pm
by Jared_Yuge
AXE formula is used only regarding a single atom as the central atom, you can't have two As, so it simplifies it for us so all the X and Es are directly attatched to the central atom