. Among the following, the species having square planar geometry for central atom are :


(i)XeF4                           

(ii)  SF4

(iii)  [NiCl4]2-      

(iv) [PtCl4]2-

(a)  (i) and (iv)  

(b)  (i) and (ii)

(c)   (ii) and (iii)    

(d)      (iii) and (iv

Best Answer

Answer : (a)

Solution; XeF4

 In fround state

In excited state

SF4 is distorted trigonal bipyramidal structure

 [NiCl4]2-  Sp3 hybridisation tetrahedral structure.

[PtCl4]2-. It is square planar in structure

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