Problem: Consider the following XF4 ions: PF4–, BrF4–, ClF4+, and AlF4–. For which of the ions will the electron-domain and molecular geometries be the same?

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For which of the ions will the electron-domain and molecular geometries be the same


electron-domain geometry→ Atoms and lone pairs are treated the same

molecular geometry → Atoms and lone pairs are treated differently


For electron-domain and molecular geometries to be the same, the structure should not have a lone pair in the central atom. 


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Consider the following XF4 ions: PF4, BrF4, ClF4+, and AlF4. For which of the ions will the electron-domain and molecular geometries be the same?

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