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anonymous

  • one year ago

In a water molecule, two hydrogen atoms bind to one oxygen atom. How many lone pairs of electrons will be shown around each hydrogen atom in the Lewis structure of water?

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  1. Photon336
    • one year ago
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    Two lone pairs. Oxygen has 6 electrons shares two with both hydrogens to have 8 electrons. But two pairs electrons aren't shared so waters structure is bent overall.

  2. Photon336
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    Well rephrasing this has 6 but shares 2 of those electrons with hydrogen leaving 4 remaining so two lone pairs.

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