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Does Pyramidal mean Trigonal Pyramidal ?

Does Pyramidal mean Trigonal Pyramidal ?
 
 
 

Grade:11

1 Answers

Saurabh Kumar
askIITians Faculty 2411 Points
6 years ago
However, the three hydrogen atoms are repelled by the electron lone pair in a way that the geometry is distorted to a trigonal pyramid (regular 3-sided pyramid) with bond angles of 107°. In contrast, boron trifluoride is flat, adopting a trigonal planar geometry because the boron does not have a lone pair of electrons.245-1686_fgfgfg.jpg

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