The shape of it is trigonal bipyramidal. The VSEPR arrangement has the xenon atom in the center and an oxygen above.
The XeF2 molecular geometry is linear.
The shape of the molecule should be trigonal-bipyramidal according to hybridization, but it isn’t. XeF2 is a linear molecule due to the arrangement of the fluorine atoms and the lone pairs of electrons in a symmetrical arrangement.
There are 28 valence electrons in the XeF2O Lewis structure. Put Xe in the middle, which is the least electronegative atom, and place fluorine on either side of it as the oxygen above. Put each electron on each bond as six electrons around Xe.
b The hybridization of XeO3F2 is sp3d and its structure is trigonal bipyramidal with oxygen atoms on the plane and fluoride atoms on top and bottom.
XeOF2 includes sp3d hybridization. The two lone pairs of electrons are at the corners of the triangle and the molecule is in the shape of a T.
The central Xe atom has 2 lone pairs in the molecule, XeOF2.
The molecular geometry of BrO2– is bent. The central atom bromine (Br) is bonded to two oxygen atoms (O) and also contains two lone pairs of electrons. According to VSEPR theory, it forms a AX2N2 type molecule, which implies that its molecular geometry is bent.
XeF2 has a linear molecular geometry. Molecule Xe has eight valence electrons while fluorine has seven, for a total of 22 valence electrons. This indicates that both fluorine atoms must be bonded to the Xe molecule, resulting in three unshared pairs and two bonded pairs on the Xe molecule.
The molecular geometry of SF4 is a seesaw with a pair of valence electrons. The nature of the molecule is polar. These atoms form a trigonal-bipyramidal shape.
In XeF2 there are 5 pairs of electrons around Xe and hence its geometry is trigonal-bipyramidal. The fluorine atoms occupy linear positions while the three lone pairs occupy equatorial positions. Thus, XeF2 is a linear molecule.
The C-F, which is a sigma bond, occupies the axial positions. The shape of the molecule refers only to the arrangement of the bonds. The bond angles of XeF2 are 180° apart, so XeF₂ is a linear molecule. Was this answer helpful?