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What is the correct shape of XeO 4 and how can it be explained? Will pi bonds cause the shape to be square planar or will it be tetrahedral like a normal case? Similarly, will XeO 2 be linear because of pi bonds or bent like a normal case or square planar because of polymerism? Please help.

What is the correct shape of XeO4  and how can it be explained? Will pi bonds cause the shape to be square planar or will it be tetrahedral like a normal case? Similarly, will XeO2 be linear because of pi bonds or bent like a normal case or square planar because of polymerism? Please help.

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Ashutosh Sharma
askIITians Faculty 181 Points
7 years ago
tetrahedral as because of sp3 hybridization and it can’t be a square planer as you always need 6 bonds for that.
and in case ofXeO2 it;s shape will be linear as because of sp3 but it dosen’t have that number of bonds to give tetrahedral shape.

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