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Clarification of lone pairs

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:49 pm
by Danielle Fabian 1H
Just wanted to be certain, lone pairs occupy their own region of electron density, yes?

Re: Clarification of lone pairs

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:53 pm
by 304621080
Correct! Think of them as electron clouds.

Re: Clarification of lone pairs

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:39 pm
by Alondra Loera 1A
Yes you're right!
Lone pairs e- are very repulsive (even more than bonded e-) they also have a very large effect on the actual shape of
the molecule.
For ex. If there are lone pairs of e- around the central atom,
the bonds around the central atom will be repulsed and will
move away...so the bond angles are affected by regions of high e-density such as with lone pair e-

Re: Clarification of lone pairs

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:53 pm
by Hannah Markovic 3C
lone pairs are a region of electron density :)