What is the electron-domain (charge-cloud) geometry of ICl5

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1. What is the electron-domain (charge-cloud) geometry of ICl5.

2. What is the molecular geometry of image.

3. Ignoring lone-pair effects, what is the smallest bond angle in image ?

4. Which choice best describes the polarity of image.

  • The molecule is polar and has polar bonds.
  • The molecule is nonpolar and has polar bonds.
  • The molecule is polar and has non-polar bonds.
  • The molecule is nonpolar and has non-polar bonds.

Answer:

  1. There are 6 electron pairs around the central I atom

=> electron-domain geometry is octahedral

  1. 5 I-Cl bond pairs and 1 lone pair

=> molecular geometry is square pyramidal

  1. Smallest bond angle = 90 degrees

  2. The I-Cl bond is polar and the molecule is not fully symmetric

=> The molecule is polar and has polar bonds