Problem: What is the molecular shape of BrF 3 as predicted by the VSEPR theory?A) Trigonal planarB) TetrahedralC) Trigonal bipyramidalD) T-shaped

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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.


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What is the molecular shape of BrF 3 as predicted by the VSEPR theory?

A) Trigonal planar

B) Tetrahedral

C) Trigonal bipyramidal

D) T-shaped