# Question #c1291

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Feb 28, 2017

#### Answer:

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#### Explanation:

The **Lewis structure** of

The central atom has 2 lone pairs and 4 bond pairs.

Thus, the steric number (SN) is 6, and the **electron geometry** is **octahedral**.

The lone pairs will arrange themselves at 180° to each other.

The molecular shape ignores the lone pairs, so the **VSEPR shape** is **square planar**.

The Lewis structure of

The central atom has 3 lone pairs and 2 bond pairs.

Thus, the steric number (SN) is 5, and the **electron geometry** is **trigonal bipyramidal**.

The lone pairs will arrange themselves at the equatorial positions.

(Adapted from bilbo.chm.uri.edu)

The molecular shape ignores the lone pairs, so the **VSEPR shape** is **linear**.