It is a useful concept to understand and analyze the reactivity polarity color phase of matter magnetism and so on. Xenon tetrafluoride is a covalent molecule consisting of a central xenon atom.
The geometry of molecules which is also commonly known as molecular structure is an atom s 3 d structure inside a molecule.
Electron geometry xef4 molecular geometry. Xef4 bond angles the bond angles of f xe f are 90 degrees and lone pairs have angles of 180 degrees. Xef4 has an electronic geometry of octahedral making the molecular geometry of xenon tetrafluoride square planar. Molecular geometry of xef4.
Xenon xe is a main group 8 noble gas element so it has 8 valence electrons. It will share 4 of these valence. The lewis structure theory does not comprehend the shape of a molecule.
The electron geometry is octahedral while the molecular geometry is square planar xenon has 6 bonding electron pairs therefore the electron geometry of octahedral but two of the pairs of electrons on the central atom are unbonded or lone pairs therefore the molecular geometry is square planar.