We’re being asked to determine the electron-domain geometry on which the molecular geometry of the ball-and-stick drawings of the three possible shapes of an AF3 molecule shown below:
The possible electron pair and molecular geometries are:
Looking at the chart, the molecular geometry and electron-domain geometry of the 3 structures of AF3 are the following:
This figure shows ball-and-stick drawings of three possible shapes of an AF3 molecule.
For each shape, give the electron-domain geometry on which the molecular geometry is based.
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