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(1): I is less electronegative than F → I is central atom
(2): The total number of valence electrons present in IF5 is:
Group Valence Electrons
I 7A 1 × 7 e– = 7 e
F 7A 5 × 7 e– = 35 e–
Total: 42 valence e–
a. What is the electron-domain (charge-cloud) geometry of IF5? Enter the electron-domain geometry of the molecule.
b. What is the molecular geometry of IF5? Enter the molecular geometry of the molecule.
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