Asked Dec 29, 2019

What is the hybridisation of P in PCl5?


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Step 1

The hybridisation of an element in a molecule can be calculated using the formula :

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Step 2

The hybridisation of P in PCl5 can be calculated using the above formula as :

Number of valence electrons of P = 5


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