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Solution: Write a hybridization and bonding scheme for each molecule or ion.Select the correct hybridization for the central atom based on the electron geometry for XeF2.

Solution: Write a hybridization and bonding scheme for each molecule or ion.Select the correct hybridization for the central atom based on the electron geometry for XeF2.

Problem

Write a hybridization and bonding scheme for each molecule or ion.

Select the correct hybridization for the central atom based on the electron geometry for XeF2.

Solution

We are being asked to identify the hybridization for the central atom of XeFbased on its electron geometry

Recall: The electron geometry of a compound treats surrounding elements and lone pairs on the central element as the same


To determine the hybridization, we need to do the following:

  • Draw the Lewis Structure of XeF2 
  • Determine the Hybridization based on Electron geometry


To draw the Lewis Structure, we need to do the following steps:

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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