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What is the electron geometry of NF3?

What is the electron geometry of NF3?

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Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Sep 29, 2020

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J.Spencer

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Answered Apr 27, 2018

NF3 has a trigonal pyramidal structure. Nitrogen has three bonds with fluorine and the presence of one lone pair. There is a good amount of polarity due to the electronegativity differences in both atoms. Nitrogen develops a semi-positive charge and the fluorine ions develop semi-negative charges. The lone pair is responsible for the pyramidal structure without whose presence would be trigonal planar.

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John Adney

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NF3 is Trigonal Pyramidal, not Tetrahedral. There is no 4th molecule bonding with the nitrogen to make it Tetrahedral.
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John Smith

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Answered Oct 26, 2016

Tetrahedral
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