Question

A molecule with the formula AX3 could have one of several different shapes. Give the shape and the hybridization of the central A atom for the structure below. (In this structure, the central atom, A, is yellow, while its ligands, X, are red. Non-bonding electron domains, if present, are colored white. You may rotate the model by dragging your cursor across the frame.) Shape: linear, trigonal planar, bent, tetrahedral, trigonal pyramidal, trigonal bipyramidal, seesaw, T-shaped, octahedral, square pyramidal, square planar Hybridization: sp, sp2, sp3, sp3d, sp3d2