Problem: 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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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.


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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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