We will match each of the following ions and molecules with its correct molecular geometry.

We will do the following steps for each ions to determine its molecular geometry

Step 1: Determine the central atom

Step 2: Total valence electrons

Step 3: Draw Lewis Structure

Step 4: Determine the molecular geometry

Match each of the following ions and molecules with its correct molecular geometry

**Column A**

ICl_{2}^{-}

NH_{4}^{+}

ClO_{3}^{-}

BCl_{3}

**Column B**

tetrahedral

trigonal pyramidal

linear

trigonal planar

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