Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion

SF4 Sulfur Tetrafluoride

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Sulfur Tetrafluoride

Sulfur tetrafluoride has 10 electrons around the central sulfur atom. This means there are five electron pairs arranged in an trigonal bipyramidal shape with 102° F-S-F bond angles between the equatorial fluorine atoms and 173° between the axial fluorine atoms. The remaining lone pair is equatorial giving an overall see-saw shape. SF4 SF4 polyhedron

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

 

 

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