Problem: How many of the following molecules have sp3d2 hybridization on the central atom?SeCl6     XeCl4     IF5     AsCl5A) 3B) 1C) 4D) 0E) 2

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Construct the Lewis structure of each molecule and identify the hybridization of their 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 SeCl6:

Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule.

Se (EN = 2.6) → less electronegative atom than Cl (EN = 3.2) Se is central atom

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How many of the following molecules have sp3d2 hybridization on the central atom?

SeCl6     XeCl4     IF5     AsCl5

A) 3

B) 1

C) 4

D) 0

E) 2

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