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Posted by on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 8:01pm.

which orbitals in the molecular orbital diagram contain the lone pair electrons around O?

My answer: one of the lone pairs on oxygen exist in an "s" orbital. two of the lone pairs exist in "p" orbitals not involved in bonding.

-is this correct.

  • yes - , Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 8:55pm

    u are correct... 1 pair in the 2s orbital and 1 in the 2p orbital (along with the other 2 bonding pairs)

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