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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: Feb 25, 2020

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J.Spencer

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J.Spencer, Knowledge enthusiast, Tokyo

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.

 

John Adney

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

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Oct 26, 2016

Tetrahedral
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John Adney

Trigonal Pyramidal

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Because they're asking for the electron geometry. for molecular, however, it IS trigonal pyramidal

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