Explain the shape of BrF_{5}.

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The central atom in BrF_{5}. is bromine. Its hybridization is sp^{3}d^{2}.

In total, there are 7 valence electrons in a Br atom out of which 5 valence electrons are used for making a pair with the F atoms, and two valence electrons are used for making a lone pair of electrons. We know that the bond pair and lone pair repel each other. Hence, the shape is square pyramidal.

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