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The textbook lists pentagonal bipyramidal as a possible molecular geometry, but I don’t believe that any of the examples we’ve done have had this shape. Is it super rare? What would be an example of a molecule with this shape?
My TA told us that usually a central atom will at most form 6 bonds, with a total of 12 valence electrons in its outermost shell, so since pentagonal bipyramidal has 7 bonds to its central atom, I think it is a rarity.
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