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Geometries and Bond Angles

Draw the Lewis structure for each of the following molecules or ions, and predict their electron-domain and molecular geometries.

1) PF3

what is PF3's electron-domain geometry?
Linear
Trigonal planar
Tetrahedral
Trigonal bipyramidal
Octahedral

what is PF3's molecular geometry?
Linear
Bent
Trigonal planar
Trigonal pyramidal
T-shaped
Square planar
Seesaw
Tetrahedral
Trigonal bipyramidal
Square pyramidal
Octahedral

2) CH+3 - draw
what is it electron-domain geometry ?
Linear
Trigonal planar
Tetrahedral
Trigonal bipyramidal
Octahedral

what is it molecular geometry?
Linear
Bent
Trigonal planar
Trigonal pyramidal
T-shaped
Square planar
Seesaw
Tetrahedral
Trigonal bipyramidal
Square pyramidal
Octahedral

3) BrF3 - draw
what is it electron-domain geometry?
Linear
Trigonal planar
Tetrahedral
Trigonal bipyramidal
Octahedral

molecular geometry?
Linear
Bent
Trigonal planar
Trigonal pyramidal
T-shaped
Square planar
Seesaw
Tetrahedral
Trigonal bipyramidal
Square pyramidal
Octahedral

4) ClO-4
what is it electron-domain geometry
Linear
Trigonal planar
Tetrahedral
Trigonal bipyramidal
Octahedral

molecular geometry
Linear
Bent
Trigonal planar
Trigonal pyramidal
T-shaped
Square planar
Seesaw
Tetrahedral
Trigonal bipyramidal
Square pyramidal
Octahedral

5) XeF2
same thing, draw and tell the electron-domain geometry and molecular geometry

6) BrO-2, same thing as above.

Solution Summary

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