Problem: A molecule whose central atom has sp3d2 hybridization can have which of the following shapes?I. Square planarII. TetrahedralIII. OctahedralA) I onlyB) II onlyC) I and III onlyD) II and III onlyE) III only

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We are asked of the possible shapes for a molecule with a central atom that has the hybridization sp3d2.

The hybridization of the central element can tell how many atoms are attached to it. 

We can look at the table below to identify the number of groups


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A molecule whose central atom has sp3d2 hybridization can have which of the following shapes?

I. Square planar

II. Tetrahedral

III. Octahedral

A) I only

B) II only

C) I and III only

D) II and III only

E) III only

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