Boron is the central atom, so we can draw the skeletal structure as:

There is a total of 3 + 3 x 7 = 24 electrons, and halogens on terminal positions are always going to have 3 lone pairs of electrons. Therefore, 3 x 6 = 18 electrons on the fluorenes, and the remaining 6 are used to make the three covalent bonds:

The central atom has three bonds and no lone pairs, therefore, **both** the electron and molecular geometries are **trigonal planar**. The bond angle between the fluorine atoms is 120^{o}.

The steric number (the sum of the number of the atoms and lone pairs) of B is 3 which corresponds to *sp*^{2}-hybridization.

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