We’re being asked to determine the shape of each structure. The possible molecular shapes are:
In the problem:
If the symbol X represents a central atom, Y represents outer atoms, and Z represents lone pairs on the central atom, the structure
could be abbreviated as XY2Z2.
Classify these structures according to their shape.
XY2Z2 XY2Z3 XY3Z2 XY4Z XY4Z2 XY5Z XY2Z XY3Z
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