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**Problem**: Determine the electron geometry (eg) and molecular geometry (mg) of NCl3.a. eg = tetrahedral, mg = trigonal pyramidalb. eg = tetrahedral, mg = tetrahedralc. eg = trigonal planar, mg = bentd. eg = linear, mg = lineare. eg = linear, mg = trigonal planar

###### FREE Expert Solution

###### FREE Expert Solution

We’re being asked to **determine the electron and molecular geometry** of **NCl _{3}**. The possible molecular geometries and electron geometries are:

To do so, we first need to draw a **Lewis structure for NCl _{3}**.

**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 geometry of the molecule.

*Step 5:* Determine the molecular geometry of the molecule.

###### Problem Details

Determine the electron geometry (eg) and molecular geometry (mg) of NCl_{3}.

a. eg = tetrahedral, mg = trigonal pyramidal

b. eg = tetrahedral, mg = tetrahedral

c. eg = trigonal planar, mg = bent

d. eg = linear, mg = linear

e. eg = linear, mg = trigonal planar

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