structure of water

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Andrew Jang 4D
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structure of water

Postby Andrew Jang 4D » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:05 pm

Water has 2 lone pairs - why is it monodentate?

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Re: structure of water

Postby 805422680 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:15 pm

This is because of the orientation of the lone pairs of electrons in water. Only one can have the correct orientation to bond.

Harry Zhang 1B
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Re: structure of water

Postby Harry Zhang 1B » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:18 pm

Although there are two lone pairs of atoms on the oxygen atom, it can use only one of those pairs to bind to a transitional metal and the other pair would then not be in the correct geometry to bind to the transition metal on a different site.

Charysa Santos 4G
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Re: structure of water

Postby Charysa Santos 4G » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:18 pm

Due to a water molecule's orbital geometry, only one of its lone pairs can be correctly oriented to 'bond' while the other lone pair will point away from the central atom.

Debora Fernandez Clemente_ 4H
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Re: structure of water

Postby Debora Fernandez Clemente_ 4H » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:11 pm

can someone explain why water acts like bronsted acid and a base?


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