Problem: An AB5 molecule adopts the geometry shown below. What is the name of this geometry?

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We’re being asked to determine the name of the geometry of AB5. The possible molecular shapes are:



We are given the ball and stick model of AB5:

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An AB5 molecule adopts the geometry shown below. A central atom is connected to four atoms equatorially, arranged in a square, as well as to one more sphere perpendicularly, above the square.

What is the name of this geometry?

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