What is the electron geometry of xenon tetrafluoride XeF4?

The geometry of ##XeF_4## is square planar.

The square planar geometry is a simple consequence of .

There are ##8+4xx7## ##=## ##18″ electron pairs”## to distribute over 5 centres. An ##AX_4E_2## structure where the lone pairs are trans-axial is the most stable electronic configuration.

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