. The I3– ion has


(A) five equatorial lone pairs on the central I atom and two axial bonding pairs in a trigonal bipyramidal arrangement

(B) five equatorial lonepairs ont eh central I atom and two axial bonding pairs in a pentagonal bipyramidal arrangement

(C) three equatorial lone pairs on the central I atom and two axial bonding pairs in a trigonal bipyramidal arrangement

(D) two equatorial lone pairs on the central I atom and three axial bonding pairs in a trigonal bipyramidal arrangement

 

Best Answer

(C)

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