Problem: Consider the molecule PF4Cl.Predict the molecular geometry of PF4 Cl.

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We’re being asked to determine the shape of PF4Cl. The possible molecular shapes are:



To do so, we first need to draw a Lewis structure for PF4Cl. For this, we need to do the following steps:

Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule.

Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.

Step 3: Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule.

Step 4: Determine the shape of the molecule.


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Consider the molecule PF4Cl.

Predict the molecular geometry of PF4 Cl.

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