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What is the molecular geometry of Br3_3 ^-?

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In order to determine the geometry of Br3_3^-, first, we need to draw its Lewis dot structure.

First, let's determine the number of valence electrons in Br3_3^{-}. Bromine is a member of group 7A so it has 7 valence electrons. Don't forget to add up one electron because of the 1- charge:

3×7+1=22 valence e3 \times 7 + 1 =22~\text{valence e}^-

Now, the first step in drawing Lewis structures is connecting all the atoms with a single bond:

We used 4 electrons so we have 18 electrons left.

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