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Solution: Classify these structures according to their molecular geometry = shape. You can use the answers more than once. ___ XY5            A. octahedral ___ XY3Z2        B. bent (~120°)  ___ XY2Z3        C. trigonal bipyramidal ___ XY2Z2        D. square pyramidal ___ XY4Z2        E. trigonal pyramidal                         F. square planar                         G. linear                         H. bent (~109.5°)                          I. T-shaped                         J. trigonal planar                         K. tetrahedral

Problem

Classify these structures according to their molecular geometry = shape. You can use the answers more than once.

___ XY5            A. octahedral
___ XY3Z2        B. bent (~120°) 
___ XY2Z3        C. trigonal bipyramidal
___ XY2Z2        D. square pyramidal
___ XY4Z2        E. trigonal pyramidal
                        F. square planar
                        G. linear
                        H. bent (~109.5°)
                         I. T-shaped
                        J. trigonal planar
                        K. tetrahedral