Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion

CH4 Methane

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Sulfur Tetrafluoride

CH4 polyhedron SF6 Methane has 4 regions of electron density around the central carbon atom (4 bonds, no lone pairs). The resulting shape is a regular tetrahedron with H-C-H angles of 109.5°.

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Related structures H2O | NH3 | CH4 | PF5 |SF4 |ClF3 | SF6 | XeF4

 

 

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