Problem: What is the electron domain geometry around the krypton in KrCl 4?A. linear      B. trigonal planar      C. tetrahedralD. trigonal bipyramidal      E. octahedral

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We’re being asked to determine which compound has the same electron pair and molecular geometry


The possible electron pair and molecular geometries are:



To do so, we first need to draw a Lewis structure for KrCl4


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 electron pair geometry of the molecule.


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What is the electron domain geometry around the krypton in KrCl 4?

A. linear      B. trigonal planar      C. tetrahedral
D. trigonal bipyramidal      E. octahedral

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