We’re being asked to determine the geometry of CH5+.
The possible electron pair and molecular geometries are:
To do so, we first need to draw a Lewis structure for CH5+.
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 electron pair geometry of the molecule.
Step 5: Determine the molecular geometry of the molecule.
The ion CH5+, can form under very special high-energy conditions in the vapor phase in a mass spectrometer.
Predict the geometry for CH5+.
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