How Many Lone Pairs Are On The Central Atom In BrF₃?
The central atom bromine uses the d-orbitals for hybridization. In BrF3, it will have 2 lone pairs and 3 Br—F covalent bonds. Lone pairs take part in hybridization.
Molecular Formula: BrF3
Name of the Molecule: Bromine Trifluoride
Geometry: T-shaped or Trigonal Bipyramidal
The rule that defines the propensity of atoms to get extreme shells filled with eight electrons is known as the octet rule. As per this rule, the atom acts in the most stable and inert way when its extreme shell is filled up with eight electrons.