. Predict the correct order among the following


(a) bond pair - bond pair > lone pair - bond pair > lone pair - lone pair

(b) lone pair - bond pair > bond pair - bond pair lone pair - lone pair

(c) lone pair - lone pair > lone pair - bond pair > bond pair - bond pair

(d) lone pair - lone pair > bond pair - bond pair lone pair - bond pair

Best Answer

Correct Option is: C

The VSEPR theory states that:

The repulsive forces between lone pair and lone pair are greater than between lone  pair and bond pair which are further greater than bond pair and bond pair.Also,  Lone pair of electrons occupy more space than the bond pair of electrons.

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