Problem: What is the electronic geometry of  BI3?

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  • B appears to be less electronegative to I so B will be our central atom

  • Valence electron of B is 3 while I has 7. Total valence electron is 24. (3 + 7*3 = 24)

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What is the electronic geometry of  BI3?

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