Problem: A molecule with the formula AB3 has a trigonal pyramidal geometry.How many electron groups are on the central atom (A)?

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electron pair = # lone pair + # surrounding element


trigonal pyramidal  AX3E1


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A molecule with the formula AB3 has a trigonal pyramidal geometry.

How many electron groups are on the central atom (A)?

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