Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 9 - Sections 9.1-9.11 - Exercises - Review Questions: 15

Answer

A pair of electrons that's shared between two atoms is a bonding pair. A pair of electrons that is associated with only one atom is a lone pair.

Work Step by Step

This is simple to remember from their names alone: bonding pairs are shared, lone pairs are not.
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