Draw the structure of IF7. Write its geometry and the type of hybridization.
The only known interhalogen compound of the XX'7 is IF7 . It is formed by sp3d3 hybridization of the central I atom its third excited state. The molecule has a pentagonal bipyramidal structure as shown in
has seven bond pairs and zero lone pairs of electrons. The central iodine atom undergoes sp3d3 hybridisation which results in pentagonal bipyramidal geometry.
Formation of IF7 molecule involving sp3d3 hybridization
Pentagonal bipyramidal geometry of IF7 molecule
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