Problem: What are the electronic and molecular geometries of the molecule BrF 5?1. octahedral, trigonal bipyramidal2. trigonal bipyramidal, square pyramidal3. ocahedral, square pyramidal4. trigonal bipyramidal, trigonal bipyramdal5. octahedral, octahedral

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We’re being asked to determine the electron pair and molecular geometry of BrF5

The possible electron pair and molecular geometries are:

To do so, we first need to draw a Lewis structure for BrF­5

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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What are the electronic and molecular geometries of the molecule BrF 5?

1. octahedral, trigonal bipyramidal

2. trigonal bipyramidal, square pyramidal

3. ocahedral, square pyramidal

4. trigonal bipyramidal, trigonal bipyramdal

5. octahedral, octahedral

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