What is the lone pair of electrons doing in phosphine (PH3) ?? I mean phosphine is stable by having the argon configuration.But what is the significance of the lone pair of electrons in phosphine here?? Pls Explain

Asked by GeoffreyRichards | 10th Nov, 2010, 09:14: AM

Expert Answer:

Yes, PH3 is stable as they attain their stable electronic configuration but when you decide the shape of the molecule than these lone pairs of electrons contribute towards the shape of the molecule.

Answered by  | 10th Nov, 2010, 05:38: PM

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