-The localized electron model is used to described covalent bonds. It is used by chemists in many different ways.
-The localized electron model states that atoms in a molecule are bonded together with shared electrons.
-Electron pairs localized on an atom are called lone pairs while pairs of electrons in space between atoms are bonding pairs.
The 3 parts of the Localized Electron Bonding Model
– It uses the Lewis structures to see the arrangement of the valence electrons.
– It uses Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR) to predict the geometry of the molecule
– Atoms use atomic orbitals to share electrons or hold lone pair.