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Based on VSEPR theory, the number of 90 degree F-Br-F angles in BrF5 is

Based on VSEPR theory, the number of 90 degree F-Br-F angles in BrF5 is

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Saurabh Koranglekar
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3 years ago
Dear student

Zero.

For BrF5 steric number comes out to be 6 consisting of 5 bond pairs and 1 lone pair. It means we have distorted octahedral shape which is due to the repulsion caused by lone pair. It makes the geometry distorted. Hence there are no bond angles of perfect 90°.

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