We’re being asked to determine the molecular geometry (i.e. shape) of CCl4. The possible molecular shapes are:
To do so, we first need to draw a Lewis structure for CCl4. For this, we need to do the following steps:
Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule.
Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.
Step 3: Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule.
Step 4: Determine the shape of the molecule.
Determine the molecular geometry of CCl4.
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