Problem: Determine the molecular geometry of CCl4.

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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.

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Determine the molecular geometry of CCl4.