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 - King, 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)