We have to provide the correct molecular geometry for the molecule (b) in the diagram.
The molecular geometry of a molecules is a name for the three-dimensional arrangements of atoms in a molecule.
The molecular geometry for a molecule can be determined using the VSEPR model. The VSEPR model uses the AXE notation.
A = central atom
X = bond pairs/corner atoms
E = lone pairs on the central atom
Each of the following ball-and-stick models shows wrong electron and molecular geometry of a generic molecule.
Provide the correct molecular geometry for (b), given the number of lone pairs and bonding groups on the central atom.
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