Determine the electron geometry (eg), molecular geometry(mg) and polarity of XeO 3.
a. eg = tetrahedral, mg = trigonal pyramidal, polar
b. eg = trigonal bipyramidal, mg = trigonal planar, nonpolar
c. eg = trigonal planar, mg = trigonal pyramidal, polar
d. eg = trigonal planar, mg = trigonal planar, nonpolar
e. eg = octahedral, mg = tetrahedral, nonpolar
We’re being asked to determine the electron and molecular geometry and polarity of XeO3. The possible molecular geometries and electron geometries are:
To do so, we first need to draw a Lewis structure for XeO3.
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: Draw the dipoles and analyze the polarity
Step 5: Determine the electron geometry of the molecule.
Step 6: Determine the molecular geometry of the molecule.