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In ammonia, a central nitrogen atom is bonded to three hydrogen atoms. Similarly, boron trifluoride has a central boron atom bonded to three fluorine atoms. However, ammonia is pyramidal and boron trifluoride is trigonal planar in shape. Which statement justifies this difference in their structure?

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    boron has no lone pair of electrons trigonal planar while, ammonia has one Lone pair.

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