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Trigonal Bipyramidal

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:56 pm
by Frenz Cabison 1B
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?

Re: Trigonal Bipyramidal

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:10 pm
by Emily Oren 3C
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.

Re: Trigonal Bipyramidal

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:37 pm
by YashDeshmukh1D
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.