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

FREE Expert Solution
91% (62 ratings)
FREE Expert Solution

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.


91% (62 ratings)
View Complete Written Solution
Problem Details

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Molecular vs Electron Geometry concept. You can view video lessons to learn Molecular vs Electron Geometry. Or if you need more Molecular vs Electron Geometry practice, you can also practice Molecular vs Electron Geometry practice problems.

What is the difficulty of this problem?

Our tutors rated the difficulty ofWhat are the electronic and molecular geometries of the mole...as medium difficulty.

How long does this problem take to solve?

Our expert Chemistry tutor, Dasha took 1 minute and 58 seconds to solve this problem. You can follow their steps in the video explanation above.

What professor is this problem relevant for?

Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Chen's class at CSULB.