Problem: Explain why BrF4– is square planar, whereas BF4– is tetrahedral.

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Draw the Lewis structures:

BrF4 

Br → Group 7A → 7 val. e- 

F → Group 7A → 7 val. e- x 4

- charge → + 1 val. e-

Lewis structure:

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Explain why BrF4 is square planar, whereas BF4 is tetrahedral.

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