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PCl 3 Br 2 dipole moment not =0 while that of PCl 2 Br 3 dipole moment =0,why???

PCl3Brdipole moment not =0 while that of PCl2Brdipole moment =0,why???

Grade:12

2 Answers

jaisreenivasan
19 Points
6 years ago
both compounds are sp3d2 hybridised but in pcl3br2 the 2 br occupy the equitoriall positions along with 1cl but in pcl2br3 2 cl occupy the axial postions therefore dipole moment is0
 
pradeep saini
13 Points
3 years ago
The answer lies in structure.According to bent’s rule more electronegative element occupies axial postion in sp3d 

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