Trigonal Bipyramidal

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Frenz Cabison 1B
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Trigonal Bipyramidal

Postby Frenz Cabison 1B » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:56 pm

Do the elements that are not the central atom in a trigonal bipyramidal molecule always have to be the same? If not, what are some examples of molecules that are trigonal bipyramidal where the non-central atoms are different from one another?

Emily Oren 3C
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Re: Trigonal Bipyramidal

Postby Emily Oren 3C » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:10 pm

The non-central atoms in a trigonal bipyramidal molecule don’t have to be the same. For example PF3Cl2, where P is the central atom and both F and Cl surround it.

YashDeshmukh1D
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Re: Trigonal Bipyramidal

Postby YashDeshmukh1D » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:37 pm

Trigonal bipyramidal is just the ideal structure when there are 5 regions of electron density. Which atoms compose those regions does not matter as much.


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