Problem: For XeO4a) Draw the lewis structure, optimizing formal charges.b) Identify the electron pair geometry for each center.c) Identify the molecular geometry for each center.d) Identify the hybridization for each center.e) Label all sigma bonds.f) Label all pi bonds. note the orbitals involved in the pibond.g) Draw the hybridization diagram.

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  • Since Xe is less electronegative than O, Xe will appear as our central atom

  • Valence electron for O is 6 while Xe is 8. Total will appear as: 32 valence electrons (8+ 6*4 = 32)

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For XeO4

a) Draw the lewis structure, optimizing formal charges.
b) Identify the electron pair geometry for each center.
c) Identify the molecular geometry for each center.
d) Identify the hybridization for each center.
e) Label all sigma bonds.
f) Label all pi bonds. note the orbitals involved in the pibond.
g) Draw the hybridization diagram.

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