Problem: Draw the Lewis Structure for KrF2. The central atom has _____ lone pairs. It's geometry is ______.

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We’re being asked to determine the molecular geometry of KrF2


The possible molecular shapes and geometry are:



To do so, we first need to draw a Lewis structure for KrF2


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 to determine # of lone pairs on the central atom

Step 4: Determine the geometry of the molecule. 


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Draw the Lewis Structure for KrF2. The central atom has _____ lone pairs. It's geometry is ______.

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