# Problem: Determine the electron geometry (eg) and molecular geometry (mg) of SiF4A) eg = tetrahedral, mg = bent B) eg = tetrahedral, mg = trigonal pyramidal C) eg = octahedral, mg = square planar D) eg = tetrahedral, mg = tetrahedral E) eg = trigonal bipyramidal, mg = trigonal pyramidal

###### FREE Expert Solution

We’re being asked to determine the shape of SiF4. The possible molecular shapes are:

To do so, we first need to draw a Lewis structure for SiF4. For this, we need to do the following steps:

Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule.

Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.

Step 3: Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule.

Step 4: Determine the shape of the molecule.

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###### Problem Details

Determine the electron geometry (eg) and molecular geometry (mg) of SiF4

A) eg = tetrahedral, mg = bent

B) eg = tetrahedral, mg = trigonal pyramidal

C) eg = octahedral, mg = square planar

D) eg = tetrahedral, mg = tetrahedral

E) eg = trigonal bipyramidal, mg = trigonal pyramidal