Shape of XeF4

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Shape of XeF4

Postby Andrea_Torres » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:17 pm

In Friday's lecture Professor Lavelle discussed the structure/shape of Xenon Tetrafluoride but he showed it in an octahedral shape. How do we know that its going to be in that shape?

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Re: Shape of XeF4

Postby RasikaObla_4I » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:20 pm

When you draw the lewis structure, you see that xenon has an expanded octet which means that there are six bonding regions including the two lone pairs on the xenon and the four bonding pairs to the fluoride. so the shape would be octahedral.

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Re: Shape of XeF4

Postby Mansi_1D » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:21 pm

The shape of Xenon Tetrafluoride was square planer. It has four bonding pairs and 2 lone pairs.

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