lone pairs?

Are lone pair electrons shared in bonding?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    simple answer No. Lone pairs are local to the atom that they are on... however later you will learn due to conjugation that electric charge can be distributed over the entire structure of a molicule but I believe what you are asking its no.

  • 1 decade ago

    No this is why formal charges of molecules are effected.

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