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In Br F_{3}molecule,the lone pairs occupy equatorial positions to minimize

Option: 1

Lone pair- lone pair repuilsion and lone pair-bond pair repulsion

Option: 2

Lone pair- lone pair repulsion only

Option: 3

Lone pair- bond pair repulsion only

Option: 4

Bond pair- bond pair repulsion only

Answers (1)


The structure of BrF3.

As given in the image, the lone pairs of electrons occupy an equatorial position.

This position is occupied to minimize lone pair-lone pair repulsion and lone pair-bond pair repulsion.

Hence, the correct answer is Option (1)

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