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What is a lone pair of electrons?
  1. A pair of electrons which is shared by the reacting atoms is called a lone pair of electrons.

  2. A pair of electrons which is lost by one of the reacting atoms is called a lone pair of electrons.

  3. A pair of electrons which is gained by one of the reacting atoms is called a lone pair of electrons.

  4. A pair of electrons which is not shared by any of the reacting atoms is called a lone pair of electrons.


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The correct option is D

A pair of electrons which is not shared by any of the reacting atoms is called a lone pair of electrons.


A pair of electrons which is not shared by any of the reacting atoms is called a lone pair of electrons.  Lone pairs are found in the outermost electron shell of atoms. They can be identified by using a Lewis structure.

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