Problem: A molecule has four unshared electrons on the central atom and four chlorine atoms bonded to the central atom. What is its molecular shape and its hybridization?1. square planar; sp32. pyramidal; sp33. octahedral; sp3d24. tetrahedral; sp35. square pyramidal; sp3d26. tetrahedral; sp3d27. square planar; sp3d2

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A molecule has four unshared electrons on the central atom and four chlorine atoms bonded to the central atom. What is its molecular shape and its hybridization?

1. square planar; sp3

2. pyramidal; sp3

3. octahedral; sp3d2

4. tetrahedral; sp3

5. square pyramidal; sp3d2

6. tetrahedral; sp3d2

7. square planar; sp3d2

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