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Solution: What is the value of the smallest bond angle in ClF 4-?

Solution: What is the value of the smallest bond angle in ClF 4-?

Problem

What is the value of the smallest bond angle in ClF 4-?

Solution
  • Since Cl is less electronegative than F, we will consider it as our central atom

  • Valence electrons of Cl is 7 and F is 7 as well. There's an additional electron from the charge given. Total valence electrons will appear as 36 valence electrons (7 + (7*4) + 1 = 36)

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