Problem: This figure shows ball-and-stick drawings of three possible shapes of an AF3 molecule. Name one of the possible elements A those are expected to lead to the AF3 structure shown in (iii).

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We’re being asked to determine the possible elements A those are expected to lead to the AF3 structure (i.e. the central atom) shown in (iii).


i) Trigonal planar ii) Trigonal pyramidal iii) T-shaped

We are given a molecule with T-shape geometry.


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This figure shows ball-and-stick drawings of three possible shapes of an AF3 molecule. 

i) Trigonal planar ii) Trigonal pyramidal iii) T-shaped

Name one of the possible elements A those are expected to lead to the AF3 structure shown in (iii).

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