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Why the loan pairs of phosphorus are streochemically inactive?

Why the loan pairs of phosphorus are streochemically inactive?
 

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Kajal Banga
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4 months ago
Dear student

The lone pair of phosphorus is present in pure s-orbital rather than hybrid orbital and because of that they are experiencing strong pull from the nucleus. This attraction makes the lone pair of electrons inactive.

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