Problem: What is the molecular geometry for BrF5?A. Square pyramidal      B. Trigonal pyramidal      C. T-shapedD. Trigonal planar     E. See saw

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We’re being asked to determine the molecular geometry of BrF5


The possible molecular geometries are:



To do so, we first need to draw a Lewis structure for BrF­5

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 molecular geometry of the molecule.


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What is the molecular geometry for BrF5?

A. Square pyramidal      B. Trigonal pyramidal      C. T-shaped
D. Trigonal planar     E. See saw

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