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Iodine Pentafluoride Ion: Geometry, Formal Charge

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Sketch a Lewis structure of the iodine pentafluoride ion, ${ IF }_{ 5 }{ }^{ 2+ }$.

Use it to help determine which of the statements that follow are true.

Select ALL that apply.

A

The Lewis structure of ${ IF }_{ 5 }{ }^{ 2+ }$ requires 40 electrons.

B

Both the electron pair and molecular geometry are octahedral.

C

The oxidation state of the iodine is +7 while the oxidation state of each fluorine is -1.

D

The formal charge of the iodine is +2 while the formal charge of each fluorine is 0.

E

The central atom has no non-bonding pairs of electrons.