# Calculate number of normal modrs of vibration of BrF5, and XeF2.Draw diagrams to illustrate thecsymmetric stretching , asymmetric stretching, and bending vibrations of XeF2

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[3n1-5] + [3n2-6]

3n-5 is the formula for number of modes of vibration in linear molecule

3n-6 is the formula for number of modes of vibration in non-linear

combined both because the given molecule is complex(BrF5)

where n= no. of electrons

where n1= no of electrons in linear (i.e., F & Lonepair in axial)

where n2= no of electrons in non-linear {4 F's in sq.plane}

F has 6e's

=> 3(2+6)-5 + 3(4*6)-6 = 3(8)+3(24)-11 = 24+72-11= 85

Modes of Vibration in BrF5= 85

Similarly,

XeF2{also a complex} trigonal bipyramidal shape

lone pairs occupying a triangular plane

F's in axial because they're more EN than Lone Pair

=> 3(2*6)-5 + 3(3*2)-6 = 3(12)+3(6)-11= 36+18-11= 63

Modes of Vibration in XeF2=63

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