Problem: All of the following are see-saw except (molecular geometry)a. IF4+1b. IO2F2-1c. SOF4d. SF4e. XeO2F2

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We’re being asked to determine which of the given compounds do not exhibit see-saw molecular geometry. For this purpose, we will refer to the VSEPR Table shown below.




We can answer this problem by answering following these key steps: 

Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule. 

Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.

Step 3: Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule. 

Step 4: Determine the shape of the molecule/arrangement of all the electron pairs in a way that minimizes repulsions. 


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All of the following are see-saw except (molecular geometry)

a. IF4+1

b. IO2F2-1

c. SOF4

d. SF4

e. XeO2F2

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