CHEM 3303 - Supplementary Problems - Part 3

Evaluating Lewis Structures

Question 1
For the following molecules with the given σ-framework hybridisation, draw an MO Diagram for the π-bonding between Xe and O, assuming that d orbitals are low enough in energy to form bonds and draw a Lewis Structure from the MO Diagram:

  1. XeO3 (C3v, hybridisation: sp3) [Solution]
  2. XeF2O3 (D3h, hybridisation: sp3d) [Solution]