Problem: 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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(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 e7 e

F        7A                   5 × 7 e35 e     

Total:  42 valence e

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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 IF5Enter the molecular geometry of the molecule.

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