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We’re being asked to determine the electron and molecular geometry of NCl3. The possible molecular geometries and electron geometries are:
To do so, we first need to draw a Lewis structure for NCl3.
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.
Determine the electron geometry (eg) and molecular geometry (mg) of NCl3.
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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