Problem: Select all of the equatorial atoms on the structure below.What is the shape of this molecule?

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Part A. Determine the equatorial atoms.

  • Equatorial atoms are those atoms that are attached to the central atom that exists at the equator or median.
  • They form a planar triangle at the equator.

For the given compound, we have:


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Select all of the equatorial atoms on the structure below.


What is the shape of this molecule?

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