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What is the structure of $$XeO{F}_{4}$$?


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Square pyramidal
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B
Trigonal bipyramidal
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C
Pyramidal
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D
Square bipyramidal
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Solution

The correct option is D Square pyramidal

$$XeO{F}_{4}$$ has square pyramidal geometry.

The central Xe atom has 1 lone pair of electrons and 5 bonding domains.It undergoes $$\displaystyle sp^3d^2$$ hybridisation. 

The electron pair geometry is octahedral and the molecular geometry is square pyramidal.

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