B is the central atom, so we can draw a preliminary skeletal structure:



There is a total of 3 + 4×7 + 1 = 32 electrons, and 8 are used to make the covalent bonds. Halogens on terminal positions are always going to have 3 lone pairs of electrons, so 4×6 = 24 electrons go on the fluorenes. The boron has a -1 charge since it has four bonds and it is in group 3:



The central atom has 4 atoms and no lone pairs, therefore, both the electron and molecular geometries are tetrahedral.


Steric number 4 corresponds to sp3-hybridization where the idealized bond angles are 109.5o.


More practice examples on geometry and hybridization in this multiple-choice quiz:


Geometry and Hybridization Quiz


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