Why I3 is linear?

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Why I3 is linear?

Postby Xinye_Jiang_1A » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:27 pm

Since the central atom has lone pairs of e-. why it is said in book that I3 is linear?
p.s I know it is not in the final, still i want to know why

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Re: Why I3 is linear?

Postby Timothy Kao 1B » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:52 pm

Specifically I3 or one of the I3 ions?

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Re: Why I3 is linear?

Postby David Zhou 1L » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:31 pm

If it's I3-, it's because of the 3 lone pairs in the middle and 2 bonds, making it trigonal bipyramidal. The 3 lone pairs around the central I atom make it linear.

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