Problem: Based on the bond angles in CH4, NH3, and H2O. rank the magnitude of these repulsions. Rank from strongest to weakest repulsion. To rank items as equivalent, overlap them.

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Bond pairs and lone pairs are 2 types of valence shell electron pairs.

Bond pairs are shared among 2 atoms and occupy less space and cause less repulsion, while lone pairs are not involved in bond formation, occupy more space and cause much more repulsion.

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Based on the bond angles in CH4, NH3, and H2O. rank the magnitude of these repulsions. Rank from strongest to weakest repulsion. To rank items as equivalent, overlap them.

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