Problem: For which of the following compounds is the molecular geometry and electron geometry the same?A. NBr3B. ICI5C. NH4+D. BrF2-E. XeF2

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We’re being asked to determine which compound has the same electron pair and molecular geometry


The possible electron pair and molecular geometries are:



To do so, we first need to draw a Lewis structure for each compound

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 electron pair geometry of the molecule.

Step 5: Determine the molecular geometry of the molecule.


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For which of the following compounds is the molecular geometry and electron geometry the same?

A. NBr3
B. ICI5
C. NH4+
D. BrF2-
E. XeF2

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