Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 8 - Covalent Bonding - 8 Assessment: 77

Answer

A) There is trigonal planar geometry around the central atom given in the diagram. B) Notice the simple molecule diagram resembles a pyramidal shape. It is a trigonal pyramidal geometry around the central atom. C) Notice the simple molecule forms a straight line. This means it is a linear molecule. D) The geometry is a tetrahedral structure because there are four bonding atoms around the central atom.

Work Step by Step

A) There is trigonal planar geometry around the central atom given in the diagram. B) Notice the simple molecule diagram resembles a pyramidal shape. It is a trigonal pyramidal geometry around the central atom. C) Notice the simple molecule forms a straight line. This means it is a linear molecule. D) The geometry is a tetrahedral structure because there are four bonding atoms around the central atom.
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