Lone Pair Definition

A lone pair is a pair of unbound outer shell electrons.
A lone pair is a pair of unbound outer shell electrons. Science Photo Library - MEHAU KULYK, Getty Images

Lone Pair Definition: A lone pair is an electron pair in the outermost shell of an atom that is not shared or bonded to another atom.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Lone Pair Definition." ThoughtCo, Jun. 10, 2014, thoughtco.com/definition-of-lone-pair-605314. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2014, June 10). Lone Pair Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-lone-pair-605314 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Lone Pair Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-lone-pair-605314 (accessed November 23, 2017).