# Draw the shape of the ClF_2^+ ion, including any lone pairs, and name the shape made by the atoms? Predict the bond angle in the ion?

Dec 12, 2017

The molecular shape is "bent", with a theoretical bond angle of 109.5°.

#### Explanation:

Step 1. Draw the Lewis structure

We put the least electronegative atom in the centre.

We have $\text{7 + 2×7 -1 =20}$ electrons to fit around the atoms so that every atom gets an octet.

This gives us

(The actual $\text{F-C—F}$ bond angle is only 104.5°, due to repulsion by the lone pair electrons.)