We’re being asked to determine the shape of methane (CH4). The possible molecular shapes are:
To do so, we first need to draw a Lewis structure for CH4. For this, we need to do the following 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.
The shape of the methane molecule is called__________.