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Square Pyramidal

  • Page ID
  • AX5E AX5E
    Shape: square pyramidal
    Steric Number: 6
    Lone Pair: 1
    Polar/NonPolar: Polar
    Hybridization: sp3d2
    Example: IF5

    NOTES: This molecule is made up of 6 equally spaced sp3d2 hybrid orbitals arranged at 90o angles. The shape of the orbitals is octahedral. One orbital contains a lone pair of electrons so the remaining five atoms connected to the central atom gives the molecule a square pyramidal shape.

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