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# Draw the Lewis structure for CH4 . Is the molecule polar or nonpolar? What is the electronic geometry, molecular geomet...

Draw the Lewis structure for CH4 . Is the molecule polar or nonpolar? What is the electronic geometry, molecular geometry, and hybridization of C? Lastly, draw the 3-D structure of the entire molecule.

Given molecule: ${\text{CH}}_{\text{4}}$

We have to draw the lewis structure and the 3-D structure of the molecule.

Also, we have to find whether this molecule is polar or nonpolar. Lastly, we have to find the electronic geometry, molecular geometry, and hybridization of C in CH4.

• The lewis structure will be:

• This molecule is nonpolar because the resultant moment of three C-H bonds will eliminate the bond moment of the other C-H bond.

• Both the electronic and molecular geometry of the C is tetrahedral. This is because the C atom contains four sigma bonds and no lone pairs.

The hybridization of C in ${\text{CH}}_{\text{4}}$ will be ${\text{sp}}^{\text{3}}$.

• The 3D structure will be:

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