Problem: Determine the molecular geometry around the carbon atom in COF2, using VSEPR theory.

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We have to determine the molecular geometry around carbon atom in the COF2 molecule using the VSEPR theory.


To determine the molecular geometry around an atom in a molecule, we need to first draw the Lewis structure of the molecule.

We will follow these steps to solve this problem.

Step 1: Determine the central atom in the molecule.

Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.

Step 3: Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule.

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Determine the molecular geometry around the carbon atom in COF2, using VSEPR theory.

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