We’re being asked to determine the molecular shape of BrF3.
The possible electron pair and molecular geometries are:
To do so, we first need to draw a Lewis structure for BrF3.
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 molecular geometry of the molecule.
What is the molecular shape of BrF 3 as predicted by the VSEPR theory?
A) Trigonal planar
C) Trigonal bipyramidal
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