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Mar 17, 2016

Valence electron that is not shared with another atom.


Often, atoms need to team up with other atoms in order to form a full valence shell to achieve stability.

These atoms will either form double or triple bonds with other atoms.

According to its name, a lone pair is electrons that do not form bonds with electrons of any other atoms. They can usually be found and identified at the outermost shell of the atom through the Lewis structure.