Problem: Consider the molecule below. Determine the molecular geometry at each of the 3 labeled atoms. A) 1 = trigonal planar, 2 = tetrahedral, 3=tetrahedral B) 1 = trigonal planar, 2 = trigonal pyramidal, 3 = trigonal pyramidal C) 1 = tetrahedral, 2 = tetrahedral, 3 = tetrahedral D) 1 = tetrahedral, 2 = tetrahedral, 3 = trigonal planar E) 1 = trigonal planar, 2 = tetrahedral, 3 = trigonal pyramidal

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Consider the molecule below. Determine the molecular geometry at each of the 3 labeled atoms. 

A) 1 = trigonal planar, 2 = tetrahedral, 3=tetrahedral 

B) 1 = trigonal planar, 2 = trigonal pyramidal, 3 = trigonal pyramidal 

C) 1 = tetrahedral, 2 = tetrahedral, 3 = tetrahedral 

D) 1 = tetrahedral, 2 = tetrahedral, 3 = trigonal planar 

E) 1 = trigonal planar, 2 = tetrahedral, 3 = trigonal pyramidal

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