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# Problem: Draw the Lewis structure of XeCl4 showing all lone pairs. XeCl4 molecule is a) polar. b) nonpolar. What are the approximate bond angles in XeCl4?  Select all that apply. a) 90 degrees b) 109.5 degrees c) 120 degrees d) 180 degrees Identify the molecular geometry of XeCl4 a) tetrahedral b) trigonal bipyramidal c) T-shaped d) linear e) see-saw f) octahedral g) square pyramidal h) bent i) trigonal pyramidal j) square planar k) trigonal planar

###### FREE Expert Solution

Part A. Draw the Lewis structure of XeCl4 showing all lone pairs

Xe = 8 valence e-

Cl = 7 valence e- x 4

Total = 36 e-

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###### Problem Details

Draw the Lewis structure of XeCl4 showing all lone pairs.

XeCl4 molecule is

a) polar.

b) nonpolar.

What are the approximate bond angles in XeCl4?  Select all that apply.

a) 90 degrees

b) 109.5 degrees

c) 120 degrees

d) 180 degrees

Identify the molecular geometry of XeCl4

a) tetrahedral

b) trigonal bipyramidal

c) T-shaped

d) linear

e) see-saw

f) octahedral

g) square pyramidal

h) bent

i) trigonal pyramidal

j) square planar

k) trigonal planar