1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Draw a diagram for the structure of BrCl4+. This should be a VSEPR diagram. 2. Relevant equations N/A. 3. The attempt at a solution Br has 7 valence electrons. Cl has 7 valence electrons. 7(5)=35, but we take away one electron because of the +1 positive charge. Now I have 34 electrons to deal with. Put Br as the central atom. Bond 4 Cl to it. Complete the octet of Cl. This uses up 32 electrons total. You have two electrons left over: put them as a pair on the Br. This gives four bonding domains, and one nonbonding domain, so I drew a distorted tetrahedral shape. But... apparently this is wrong, because the program won't accept that as an answer. Any ideas where my error was?