What is the electron geometry of xenon tetrafluoride XeF4?

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Jun 12, 2016

Answer:

The geometry of #XeF_4# is square planar.

Explanation:

The square planar geometry is a simple consequence of VSEPR.

There are #8+4xx7# #=# #18" electron pairs"# to distribute over 5 centres. An #AX_4E_2# structure where the lone pairs are trans-axial is the most stable electronic configuration.