VSEPR shape of XeF4

How to find the shape of XeF4using VSEPR theory?

Step 1: Use lewis structure guidelinesto draw the lewis structure of XeF4.
XeF4 lewis

Step2: Apply VSEPR notation, A X E
A=Number of central atoms
X=Number of surrounding atoms
E= Number of lone pairs on central atom

For the above molecule VSEPR notation will be AX4E2

Step 3: Use VSEPR table to find the shape. AX4E2 has  square planar shape. So the shape of XeF4 is square planar
Download a copy of VSEPR shapes table here

Bond angle in XeF4

Bond angle of F-Xe-F bond in this molecule is 90º .The representation is shown below.
square planar XeF4
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