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Q: .The electron-group geometry of the water molecule is a tetrahedron but the molecular geometry is bent. How can this be explained?

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The molecular geometry is octahedral.

In a molecule of phosphorus fluoride, the phosphorus atom is in the center, and it is surrounded by the three fluoride atoms which are arranged at three of the four points of a tetrahedron. (The fourth point of the tetrahedron contains an electron pair from the phosphorus atom.)

The molecular geometry of C2H2Br2 is trigonal planar.The molecular geometry of C2H2Br2 is trigonal planar.

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In a molecule of phosphorus fluoride, the phosphorus atom is in the center, and it is surrounded by the three fluoride atoms which are arranged at three of the four points of a tetrahedron. (The fourth point of the tetrahedron contains an electron pair from the phosphorus atom.)

The molecular geometry is octahedral.

The geometry of Methane (CH4) is tetrahedron or tetrahedral

The molecular geometry of C2H2Br2 is trigonal planar.The molecular geometry of C2H2Br2 is trigonal planar.

The molecular geometry of secl2 is BENT.

NH3 has a geometry of a flattened tetrahedron. Each hydrogen atom has 107.8 degrees between them, and a distance of 101.7 pm.

The molecular geometry of IF4- is square planar.

The molecular geometry SnCl5- is trigonal bipyramidal.

The first mention of a tetrahedron occurred in 300 B.C. Euclid mentions the tetrahedron in his book titled The Elements of Geometry.