Question #c1291

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Feb 28, 2017

Answer:

Here is what I get for #"ICl"_4^"-"# and #"KrF"_2#.

Explanation:

#bb"ICl"_4^"-"#

The Lewis structure of #"ICl"_4^"-"# is

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

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

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

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

#bb"KrF"_2#

The Lewis structure of #"KrF"_2# is:

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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.

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The lone pairs will arrange themselves at the equatorial positions.

KrF2
(Adapted from bilbo.chm.uri.edu)

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