Problem: The molecular shapes of XeF4, BrF5, SF4 and ClO3− are respectively described as:a. octahedral; T-shaped; square planar; T-shapedb. see-saw; square planar; T-shaped; tetrahedralc. tetrahedral; see-saw; tetrahedral; octahedrald. square planar; square pyramidal; see-saw; trigonal pyramidal e. see-saw; octahedral; T-shaped; square planar

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The molecular shapes of XeF4, BrF5, SF4 and ClO3 are respectively described as:

a. octahedral; T-shaped; square planar; T-shaped

b. see-saw; square planar; T-shaped; tetrahedral

c. tetrahedral; see-saw; tetrahedral; octahedral

d. square planar; square pyramidal; see-saw; trigonal pyramidal 

e. see-saw; octahedral; T-shaped; square planar

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