Problem: What is the electron-domain (charge-cloud) geometry of BrI 5?

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Recall: The electron-domain geometry of a molecule depends on the number of electron groups (bonding pair electrons + lone pair electrons) surrounding the central atom. On the other hand, molecular geometry is determined by the arrangement of the bonds present in the molecule. A molecule can have different electron-domain and molecular geometry since the electron-domain takes into account both lone pairs and bonds while molecular geometry is only concerned with the bonds.

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What is the electron-domain (charge-cloud) geometry of BrI 5?

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