Problem: An AB5 molecule adopts the geometry shown below. Suppose the atoms B are halogen atoms. Of which group in the periodic table is atom A a member?

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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.

Suppose the atoms B are halogen atoms. Of which group in the periodic table is atom A a member?

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