Electron Pair Repulsion Definition

Electron Pair Repulsion Glossary Definition of Electron Pair Repulsion

Electron Pair Repulsion Definition:

The principle that electron pairs around a central atom tend to orient themselves as far apart as possible. Electron pair repulsion is used to predict the geometry of a molecule or a polyatomic ion.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Electron Pair Repulsion Definition." ThoughtCo, Feb. 7, 2017, thoughtco.com/definition-of-electron-pair-repulsion-604459. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, February 7). Electron Pair Repulsion Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-electron-pair-repulsion-604459 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Electron Pair Repulsion Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-electron-pair-repulsion-604459 (accessed January 17, 2018).