Indicate the answer choice that best completes thestatement or answers the question1. What is the electron geometry (or electronarrangement) around an atom in a molecule orion which is surrounded bythree lone pairs of electrons and one single bond.a. tetrahedralb. trigonal pyramidalc. trigonal planard. bente. linear

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Indicate the answer choice that best completes the
statement or answers the question
1. What is the electron geometry (or electron
arrangement) around an atom in a molecule or
ion which is surrounded by
three lone pairs of electrons and one single bond.
a. tetrahedral
b. trigonal pyramidal
c. trigonal planar
d. bent
e. linear
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Indicate the answer choice that best completes the statement or answers the question 1. What is the electron geometry (or electron arrangement) around an atom in a molecule or ion which is surrounded by three lone pairs of electrons and one single bond. a. tetrahedral b. trigonal pyramidal c. trigonal planar d. bent e. linear

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To explain the given statement, consider HCl molecule.

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H CI

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The Cl atom in the HCl molecule is surrounded by three lone pairs and one single bond.  The electron geometry or electron arrangement shown by chlorine atom is tetrahedral.

Therefore, the correct option is option (a)

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The other options (b) trigonal pyramidal, (c) trigonal planar, (d) bent and (e) linear does not describe the thr...

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