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wich of d two SbCl3 & SbCl5 is more covalent. Explain with reason.

wich of d two SbCl3 & SbCl5 is more covalent. Explain with reason.

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vikas askiitian expert
509 Points
12 years ago

covalent character increases as size of cation decreases so SbCl5 should be more covalent...

Sb5+ < Sb3+            (size)

NavTej HaDaan
24 Points
6 years ago
Due to +5 oxidation state of sbcl5 whereas it is +3 in sbcl3 . As higher the positive oxidation of central atom, more will be the polarising power which in turns, increase the covalent character of bond formed between the central atom and the atom surrounding it.

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