Problem: The hybrid orbital set used by the central atom in BrF3 is a. spb. sp2c. sp3d. sp3de. sp3d2

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Construct the Lewis structure of BrF3 and identify the hybridization of the central atom 

Follow the 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 and determine the hybridization


For BF3:

Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule.

Br (EN = 3.0) → less electronegative atom than F (EN = 3.2) Br is central atom

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The hybrid orbital set used by the central atom in BrF3 is 

a. sp

b. sp2

c. sp3

d. sp3d

e. sp3d2

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