Problem: The illustrations below depict differences in orbital hybridization of some tellurium (Te) fluorides. (a) Which depicts the difference, if any, between TeF6 (left) and TeF5− (right)? 

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For TeF6 and TeF5
              Tellurium (Te) → EN = 2.1
              Fluorine (F) → EN = 4.0

Te is the central atom.


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The illustrations below depict differences in orbital hybridization of some tellurium (Te) fluorides. 

(a) Which depicts the difference, if any, between TeF6 (left) and TeF5 (right)? 

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