Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 9 - Molecular Geometry and Bonding Theories - Exercises - Page 388: 9.3c


There is only one possible electron domain geometry (octahedral).

Work Step by Step

There are six bonded atoms with an octahedral molecular geometry. Because the bond angles are all 90 degrees for the shape shown, we know that there are no lone pairs of electrons on the central atom. Thus, the electron domain geometry is also octahedral.
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