Determine the number of electron groups around the central

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo Tro

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Problem 61P

PROBLEM 61P

Determine the number of electron groups around the central atom for each molecule.

(a) OF2

(b) NF3

(c) CS2

(d) CH4

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Solution 61P

The number of electron groups around the central atom for each molecule.

(a) OF2

All have 4 electron groups, all have sp3 hybrid orbitals, and tetrahedral ORBITAL geometry.

OF2: 2 bonded pairs, 2 unshared pairs. bent molecular geometry

(b) NF3

NF3: 3 bonded pairs, 1 unshared pair. pyramidal molecular geometry

(c) CS2

Explanation:

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...

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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
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Author: Nivaldo Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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