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Choose the correct order of repulsions between bond pairs and lone pairs of electrons.
LP: lone pair of electrons
BP: bond pair of electrons
  1. LP - LP > BP - BP > LP - BP
  2. BP - BP > LP - BP > LP - LP
  3. LP - BP > LP - LP > BP - BP
  4. LP - LP > LP - BP > BP - BP


Solution

The correct option is D LP - LP > LP - BP > BP - BP
The pair of electrons in valence shell of an atom that does not participate in bonding are called lone pair of electrons.

The electrons that are shared between two atoms to form a covalent bond are called bond pair electrons.

The bond pair and lone pair electrons repel each other in a molecule.

The strength of repulsions is in the following order:
lone pair - lone pair repulsions > lone pair - bond pair repulsions > bond pair - bond pair repulsions or LP - LP > LP - BP > BP - BP.

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