Explain the shape of BrF5.

Question:

 Explain the shape of BrF5.

Solution:

In BrF5 the central atom is bromine which has the hybridization sp3d2.

Br atom has 7 valence electrons out of which 5 are used to make pair with the F atoms and two are used to make lone pair of electrons.

The lone pair and bond pair repel each other. Thus, the shape is square pyramidal.

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