Thursday, December 28, 2006

Square Planar Molecule : 4 bonding locations and 2 lone pairs



This is an example of a square planar molecule that contains 2 lone pairs. The lone pairs are located at the bottom and top of the molecule, forcing the other atoms to create 90° angles between them and line up in a 2-dimensional structure. This particular molecule is iodine chloride, ICl4. The lewis dot structure is composed of 36 valence electrons, 4 bonding locations, and 2 lone pairs on the central atom. Some other examples you can try are XeF4 and SF4.




5 comments:

E. Rodriguez said...

Animated gif looks good. Title should be something like: 4 bonding locations and 2 lone pairs

E. Rodriguez said...

Looks really good. Good way to show lone pairs

Sergio 21 said...

good description...seems pretty easy to remember when it is drawn up like this...good job

Daniel 83 said...

Ben, you shock me sometimes... great job, just when I thought you were going downhill in Chem-is-try you pull off a perfect geometrical visualization...AWESOME JOB BEN!!!

Jennifer S said...

Looks good, and whatever. Cool colors on the molecule.