Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

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


There is one possible electron domain geometry, which is octahedral.

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There are four bonded atoms with 90 degree bond angles, so the molecule in e) has a square planar molecular geometry. Thus, the only possibility is that there are two lone pairs of electrons on the central atom. Furthermore, there are four bonded atoms and two lone pairs of electrons, so the molecule in e) has an octahedral electron domain geometry.
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