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Why is the structure of PCl5 trigonal bipyramidal having hybridization sp3d ?

Why is the structure of PCl5 trigonal bipyramidal having hybridization sp3d ?

Grade:12

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TANAYRAJ SINGH CHOUHAN
65 Points
9 years ago

PCl5

Central atom: P pcl5 structure
P contributes: 5 e
5 x Cl contibute: 5 e
Total VSE: 10
Total VSEP: 5
Geometry: Trigonal Bipyramidal

Note

  • There are two P–Cl bonding environments in this molecule:
    • Each equatorial P–Cl bond makes two 90° and two 120° bond angles with the other bonds in the molecule.
    • Each axial P–Cl bond makes three 90° and one 180° bond angles with the other bonds in the molecule.

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