We are being asked to identify the hybridization for the central atom of XeF2 based 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:
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
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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