Problem: What is the hybridization of the central atom, bromine, in bromine pentafluoride?A. spB. sp2C. sp3D. sp3dE. sp3d2

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Determine the hybridization of the central atom Br in bromine pentafluoride by analyzing the groups around Br

Examining Br, there are 6 groups around central atom Br:

5 F atoms + 1 lone pair = 6 groups

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What is the hybridization of the central atom, bromine, in bromine pentafluoride?

A. sp

B. sp2

C. sp3

D. sp3d

E. sp3d2

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