We are given an anion orthotellurate (TeO66-) and asked how many electron groups are around the central tellurium atom and what phrase describes the arrangement of these electron groups around the central tellurium atom.
Step 1: Draw a Lewis Structure of orthotellurate and identify how many electron groups are around the central atom.
Step 2: Identify the geometry of the anion.
Answer the questions below about the shape of the orthotellurate (TeO 66-) anion.
How many electron groups are around the central tellurium atom?
What phrase best describes the arrangement of these electron groups around the central tellurium atom?
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