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Problem: Draw a Lewis structure for silane (SiH4) and predict its molecular geometry.

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Total valence

Si = 1 x 4 e= 4 e-

H = 4 x 1 e- = 4 e-

Total = 8 e-


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Draw a Lewis structure for silane (SiH4) and predict its molecular geometry.

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