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.

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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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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.

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