. The shape of XeF4 is
(a) tetrahedral (b) octahedral
(c) square planar (d) pyramidal
Correct option is: (B)
Shape of XeF4 is square planar. The central Xenon atom has four bond pairs of electrons and 2 lone pairs of electrons. It undergoes sp3d2 hybridization. The 2 lone pairs are at opposite corners of an octahedron. This minimizes repulsion between them.