The Indigo® 68821W point group model set can build an IF5 molecular model of a square planar structure to demonstrate the C4v point group. Other C4v point group symmetry examples include pentaborane, sulfur pentafluoride, bromine pentafluoride, chlorinepentafluoride, phosphorus pentafluoride. See below for additional information.
Compare this to the square planar iodine pentafluoride C4v in Molymod style.
Use our 3D Molecular Model Builder to show you the chemical structure of the C4v point group molecules listed above. Our organic chemistry model sets can also build point group structures as well. Set the model builder to Orbit (basic) style if have our 68845NV Foundation (basic) chemistry model set, or Orbit (flexible) if you either have our 68827W chemistry advanced organic chemistry molecular model set or the 68847W class organic-inorganic molecular model set.
Note (1): pentaborane can only be built in Orbit style with the 68847W class set.
Note (2): the organic model sets do not come with yellow (sulfur) trigonal bipyramidal or tetrahedral atoms. Use the black ones instead.
Note (3): phosphorus pentafluoride can be built with the purple (phosphorus) trigonal bipyramidal atom that comes with the 68847W class set.
|68186-20||Wobbly bond, 20mm, each||104|
|68186-25||Wobbly bond, 25mm, each||10|
|68186-30||Wobbly bond, 30mm, each||52|
|68186-35||Wobbly bond, 35mm, each||39|
|68186-50||Wobbly bond, 50mm, each||10|
|68216C||Atom, Orbit, H "a", white, 1 prong||95|
|68217C||Atom, Orbit, N "a", blue, 1 prong||2|
|68219C||Atom, Orbit, F "a", light green, 1 prong||15|
|68221C||Atom, Orbit, Cl "a", green, 1 prong||16|
|68228C||Atom, Orbit, S "c", 100 degree, yellow||8|
|68230C||Atom, Orbit, O "d", 110 degree, red||8|
|68241C||Atom, Orbit, C "j", planar: 120-120-120, black||1|
|68244C||Atom, Orbit, C "k", tetrahedral, black||50|
|68245C||Atom, Orbit, N "k", tetrahedral, blue||8|
|68247C||Atom, Orbit, P "k", tetrahedral, purple||1|
|68255C||Atom, Orbit, S "l", octahedral, yellow||1|
|68258C||Atom, Orbit "l", octahedral, grey||3|
|68259C||Atom, Orbit, C "m", trigonal bipyramidal, black||11|
This model set has the flexibility needed to teach symmetry point groups effectively, as well as modeling metal coordination complexes. Some atoms have holes perpendicular to their main bonds, allowing for modeling H-bonds or electrostatic interactions. Construction-wise, atoms pieces are smaller relative to the bond pieces, emphasizing the relative space taken up by orbitals compared to nuclei. However, this can also make it difficult to change molecular structure quickly. Indigo Instruments customer service was also very helpful in processing my order quickly and completing forms required by my institution for requisition.
Thanks for the feedback. It is an unusual set & the only one we know of that can build ferrocene.
The full name of IF5 is pentafluoroiodine and belongs to the C4v point group. It exhibits square planar symmetry.