Problem: What is the molecular geometry of SF2?a. Upside downb. Bentc. Tetrahedrald. Linear

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  • will appear as the central atom since S is less electronegative than F

  • S has 6 valence electrons while F has 7. Total valence electrons are (6 + 7*2 = 20)

  • S will appear to have 2 lone pairs while single bonded with 2 F atoms with 3 lone pairs in it

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What is the molecular geometry of SF2?

a. Upside down

b. Bent

c. Tetrahedral

d. Linear

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