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Write the structures of (CH 3 ) 3 N and (Me 3 Si) 3 N. Are they isostructural? Justify your answer.

Write the structures of (CH3)3 N and (Me3Si)3 N. Are they isostructural? Justify your answer.      

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Deepak Patra
askIITians Faculty 471 Points
8 years ago
(CH3)3 N and (Me3Si3) N are not isostructural, the former is pyramidal while the latter is trigonal planr. Silicon has vacant d orbitals which can accommodate lone pair of electrons from N (back bonding) leading to planar shape.
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