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What does a lone pair distort the molecular shape?
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How does a lone pair distort the molecular shape?
A lone pair of electrons takes up space despite being very small. Lone pairs have a greater repulsive effect than bonding pairs. This is because there are already other forces needing to be taken into consideration with bond pairs. So to summarize: Lone pair-lone pair repulsion > lone pair-bond pair repulsion > bond pair-bond pair repulsion. This makes the molecular geometry different.
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What effect does a lone electron pair have on molecular shape?
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What is the correct molecular shape for NF3?
Trigonal Pyramidal - 107.5 degrees It has 3 bonds and one lone pair. With all 4 elements (the 3 covalent bonds plus the lone pair) you would think it was Tetrahedral, with 109.5 degrees between them, but because the lone pair is there, it pushes the other bonding electrons closer together and thus you have a smaller angle of 107.5 degrees and the different shape.
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What is the hybridization of the central sulfur atom in SF4?
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