Problem: Which of these molecules are linear? Check all that apply.XeF2BeCl2SF2NO2-

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The possible electron pair and molecular geometries are:



XeF2


Total valence electrons:


            Group            Valence Electrons

Xe       8A                   1 × 8 e8 e

F          7A                  2 × 7 e14 e

Total:  22 valence e


 Lewis structure:



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Which of these molecules are linear? Check all that apply.

XeF2

BeCl2

SF2

NO2-

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