Friday, January 5, 2007

Trigonal Bipyramidal: 5 Bonding Locations and No Lone Pairs

This is an example of a Trigonal bipyramidal molecule. It has 120°, 180°, and 90° angles and is a 3-dimensional structure. This particular molecule is Phosphorus pentachloride. The lewis dot structure is composed of 40 valence electrons 5 bonding locations and 0 lone pairs on the central atom. Examples: PF5, SF4.

1 comment:

Daniel 83 said...

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