SiH4 Shape

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SiH4 Shape

Postby Sara Juarez 1B » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:43 am

Why is it that SiH4 has a molecular shape of tetrahedral and not a square planar?

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Re: SiH4 Shape

Postby Chem_Mod » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:46 pm

Because it has 4 bonds and no lone pair, for square planer, you need 4 bonds and 2 lone pairs.

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