SbCl5 SbCl5 SbCl5
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This pentavalent anion can be thought of as a distorted octahedron with one corner atom missing, the corner position being occupied by a lone pair of electrons. The anion has a single fourfold axis, plus 4 mirror planes that intersect along the line of the fourfold axis.

The point-group symmetry for this molecule is given the crystallographic symbol m m.

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