Shapes of Molecules

Shape: square pyramidal
Steric Number: 6
Lone Pair: 1
Polar/NonPolar: Polar
Hybridization: sp3d2
Example: IF5
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NOTES: This molecule is made up of 6 equally spaced sp3d2 hybrid orbitals arranged at 90o angles. The shape of the orbitals is octahedral. One orbital contains a lone pair of electrons so the remaining five atoms connected to the central atom gives the molecule a square pyramidal shape.