Predict the shapes of the following molecules based on hybridization.

BCl_{3}, CH_{4}, CO_{2}, NH_{3}

 

Answers (1)

(i) In BCl_{3}, Boron is sp2 hybridized and thus, the shape of BCl_{3} is trigonal planar.

(ii) The shape of CH_{4} is tetrahedral, carbon is sp3 hybridized.

(iii) The shape of NH_{3} molecule is pyramidal, nitrogen atom is sp3 hybridized nut lone pair on N gives pyramidal shape.

 (iv) CO_{2} is linear because carbon is sp hybridized.

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