in bcl3 is it p-pie -d-pie or p-pie-p-pie bond present

in bcl3 is it p-pie -d-pie  or  p-pie-p-pie bond present


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Shramana Kar
112 Points
6 years ago
In bcl3 p-pie-p-pie bond is present.Chlorine donates a electron pair to the unhybridized p orbital of boron & the p-pie-p-pie bond forms.BCl3 has 3 resonating structures.So it is a resonance hybrid.Hence the 3 b-cl bond has same length.
123 Points
6 years ago
In BCl3 there is p pie p pie bonding due to which it has banana shape . Chlorine donates 1 lone pair of electron to unhybridised p orbital of boron.

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