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

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We’re being asked to determine the electron and molecular geometry of NCl3The 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.


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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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