Determine the number of electron groups around the central atom for each molecule.
The number of electron groups around the central atom for each molecule.
All have 4 electron groups, all have sp3 hybrid orbitals, and tetrahedral ORBITAL geometry.
OF2: 2 bonded pairs, 2 unshared pairs. bent molecular geometry
NF3: 3 bonded pairs, 1 unshared pair. pyramidal molecular geometry
The best place to start when trying to figure out a molecule's geometry is its Lewis structure.
Carbon disulfide, CS2, will have a total of 16 valence electrons, 4 from the carbon atom and 6 from each of the two sulfur atoms.
The central carbon atom will form double bonds with the two sulfur atoms. These bonds will account for...