Problem: Determine the molecular geometry around the iodine atom in IF5, using VSEPR theory.

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Let’s draw the Lewis structure of IF5. To draw the Lewis structure of IF5, determine the valence electrons of each atom present then count the total number of electrons in the compound.

I → Group 7A → 7 valence e-

F → Group 7A → 7 valence e- x 5 = 35 e-

Total valence e-  42 e-

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Determine the molecular geometry around the iodine atom in IF5, using VSEPR theory.

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