What is inert pair effect?
Asked by Topperlearning User | 12th Aug, 2014, 10:50: AM
- The reluctance of s-electron pair, of heavier elements, to take part in bond formation is known as inert pair effect.
- This is due to poor shielding effect of intervening d and f orbitals, the increased effective nuclear charge holds ns electrons tightly and thereby, restricting their participation in bonding.
- As a result of this, only p-orbital electron may be involved in bonding.
Answered by | 12th Aug, 2014, 12:50: PM
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