What is the Lewis structure for XeF_4 polar?

Jul 31, 2017

${\text{XeF}}_{4}$ would be considered nonpolar..

Explanation:

Xenon tetrafluoride is a neutral molecule consisting of four $\text{F}$ atoms bonded to a central $\text{Xe}$ atom (xenon is hypervalent in this situation).

Looking at the rules for determining Lewis structures, we see the following:

Xenon has $4$ bonding electron pairs and $2$ nonbonding pairs, so the molecular geometry is square planar.

The electrons are distributed evenly outward from the $\text{Xe}$, so this is a nonpolar molecule.