Problem: Identify the electron pair geometry and the molecular structure of each of the following molecules or ions:(d) SiF5−

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We’re being asked to determine the electron pair and molecular structure of SiF5


The possible electron pair and molecular geometries are:



To do so, we first need to draw a Lewis structure for SiF5

For this, we need to do the following steps:

Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule.

Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.

Step 3: Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule.

Step 4: Determine the electron pair geometry of the molecule.


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Identify the electron pair geometry and the molecular structure of each of the following molecules or ions:
(d) SiF5

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