Problem: A certain AB4 molecule has a square-planar molecular geometry. Which of the following statements about the molecule is or are true?The molecule has four electron domains about the central atom A.The B-A-B angles between neighboring B atoms is 90°.The molecule has two nonbonding pairs of electrons on atom A.

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The molecular geometry of a compound treats surrounding elements and lone pairs on the central as different. 


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A certain AB4 molecule has a square-planar molecular geometry. Which of the following statements about the molecule is or are true?

  1. The molecule has four electron domains about the central atom A.
  2. The B-A-B angles between neighboring B atoms is 90°.
  3. The molecule has two nonbonding pairs of electrons on atom A.