Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion

CH4 Methane

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Sulfur Tetrafluoride

CH4 polyhedron SF6 Methane has 8 electrons around the central carbon atom. This means there are four electron pairs arranged in a tetrahedral shape. There are no lone pairs. The resulting shape is a regular tetrahedron with an H-C-H angle of 109.5°.

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Related structures H2O | NH3 | CH4 | PF5 |SF4 |ClF3 | SF6 | XeF4