Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion

ClF3 Chlorine Trifluoride

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Chlorine Trifluoride

ClF3 lone pairs ClF3 polyhedron

Chlorine trifluoride has 10 electrons around the central chlorine atom. This means there are five electron pairs arranged in a trigonal bipyramidal shape with a 175° F-Cl-F bond angle. There are two equatorial lone pairs making the final structure T-shaped.

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