Exercise 2 | Prediction of Molecular Geometries

What is the electron pair geometry and the molecular shape of the following molecules:


BrF3, SO3, IF2-, SFand O3 ?

Electron Pair Geometry = EPG; Molecular Shape = MS


BrF3 ⇒ AX3E2 ⇒ EPG = trigonal bipyramidal, MS = T-shaped

SO3 ⇒ AX3 ⇒ EPG = trigonal planar, MS = trigonal planar

IF2- ⇒ AX2E3 ⇒ EPG = trigonal bipyramidal, MS = linear

SF2 ⇒ AX2E2 ⇒ EPG = tetrahedral, MS = bent

O3 ⇒ AX2E ⇒ EPG = trigonal planar, MS = bent