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The structure of XeO$_3$ is

(1) Pyramidal $\quad$ (2) Octagonal $\quad$ (3) Tetrahderal $\quad$ (4) Linear

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Answer: Pyramidal
The total number of valence electrons in XeO$_3$ is 26. There are four electrons around Xe which acquire a tetrahedral orientation. In other words, the hybridization of Xe in XeO$_3$ is sp$^3$, and the shape is pyramidal.
answered Jul 27, 2014 by balaji.thirumalai
 

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