Match the Xenon compounds in Column I with its structure in Column II and assign the correct code.

Question : Match the Xenon compounds in Column I with its structure in Column II and assign the correct code.

Column I                           Column II

(a) XeF4                          (i) pyramidal

(b) XeF6                          (ii) square planar

(c) XeOF4                        (iii) distorted octahedral

(d) XeO3                          (iv) square pyramidal

Code :

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(1) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)

(2) (ii) (iii) (iv) (i)

(3) (ii) (iii) (i) (iv)

(4) (iii) (iv) (i) (ii)

answer : from all above options the correct answer is “(2) (ii) (iii) (iv) (i)

The structure of XeF4 is square planar which is given below –

The structure of XeF6 is a distorted octahedron , which is given in below –

XeOF4 contains the structure “square pyramidal (Octahedral with one position unoccupied) Xenon oxyfluoride ”   that is which below –

The structure of XeO3 is pyramidal Xenon trioxide , which is given below –

that is why we have marked option “(2) (ii) (iii) (iv) (i) ” for correct answer.