Which of the following species is tetrahedral: SiCl4, SeF4, XeF4, or POCl3 ?

1 Answer
May 22, 2016

#"Silicon tetrachloride and pockle3."#


The structures of these molecules are easily predictable by #"VSEPR theory"#. Pockle3 and silicon tetrachloride have 4 regions of electron density arranged about the central atom, and these element-element bonds assume tetrahedral geometry.