Pentagonal pyramidal molecular geometry

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Pentagonal pyramidal molecular geometry
Pentagonal pyramidal molecular geometry
Steric number 7
Coordination number 6
Bond angle(s) 72°, 90°, 144°

In chemistry, pentagonal pyramidal molecular geometry describes the shape of compounds where in six atoms or groups of atoms or ligands are arranged around a central atom, defining the vertices of a pentagonal pyramid. It is one of the few molecular geometries with uneven bond angles.

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Examples[edit]

  • XeOF5
  • IOF52−
  • XeF6

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