Problem: Because both tin and carbon are members of Group 4A(14), they form structurally similar compounds. But tin exhibits a greater variety of structures because it forms several ionic species. Predict the shapes and ideal bond angles, including any deviations:(d) SnF5−

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  • Central atom appears to be Sn (less electronegative than F) where 5 F atoms are single bonded on it. 
  • Sn has valence electron of 4 while F has 7. Total v.e is 40. 4(1) + 7(5) + 1(from negative charge) = 40
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Because both tin and carbon are members of Group 4A(14), they form structurally similar compounds. But tin exhibits a greater variety of structures because it forms several ionic species. Predict the shapes and ideal bond angles, including any deviations:

(d) SnF5

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