Problem: In addition to NF3, two other fluoro derivatives of nitrogen are known: N2F4 and N2F2. What shapes do you predict for these two molecules? What is the hybridization for the nitrogen in each molecule?

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a. N24

            Group             Valence Electrons

N         5A                   2 × 5 e10 e
F         7A                   4 × 7 e28 e

Geometry around N: 1 lone pair + 3 atoms = 4 groups

AX3E1 → Trigonal Pyramidal

 1 s orbital + 3 p orbitals = 4 orbitals (4 groups)

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In addition to NF3, two other fluoro derivatives of nitrogen are known: N2F4 and N2F2. What shapes do you predict for these two molecules? What is the hybridization for the nitrogen in each molecule?

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