We’re being asked to determine if IF4- is polar or nonpolar
Step 1: I is the central atom.
Step 2: The total number of valence electrons present in IF4- is:
Group Valence Electrons
I 7A 1 × 7 e– = 7 e–
F 7A 4 × 7 e– = 28 e–
Charge -1 +1 e–
Total: 36 valence e–
Is IF4- polar or nonpolar?
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