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Can someone please explain why the lone-bonding pair repulsion is lower than the lone-lone pair repulsion? Thanks in advance
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the bonded electrons are slightly more stable and have lower repulsive forces because of such, considering they are distributed between two atoms. Lone pairs repel each other more strongly because their domain is only the orbital of the single atom to which they are bound.
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Lone pairs are more repulsive because they are less stable, bonding pairs are more stable because they are distributed between two atoms and therefore have a lower repulsion than lone pair.
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