Problem: An AB5 molecule adopts the geometry shown below. Do you think there are any nonbonding electron pairs on atom A?

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  • An AB5 molecule appears to have A as its central atom with 5 B atoms around it.

  • In molecular geometry, a central atom that has 5 atoms around it (with no lone pairs) follows a trigonal bipyramidal geometry

  • Trigonal bipyramidal is known to have molecular formula of AX5 with no lone pairs which appears as:

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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.

Do you think there are any nonbonding electron pairs on atom A?

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